Windows 10 receives positive reaction

13th August 2015

Windows 10Back in 2012, Microsoft launched its first attempt at an operating system that coped with the inevitable collision of tablets and desktops. Regarded by most users as a flop, Windows 8 was typified as an awkward mismatch between touch friendly technology and more traditional desktop operating systems; in short, it didn’t work for either desktop or tablets users. Whilst the Windows 8.1 update helped, its lifespan was still most notably marked by headlines such as ‘’Windows 8, it really is that bad’’.

Ever since this failure, Microsoft users have been waiting on the arrival of a new and improved Windows. This time however, it seems things are different. Despite learning the hard way, Microsoft looks set to conclude what it started with Windows 8 back in 2012. Windows 10, its new operating system designed to be compatible with desktops, tablets and phones, was launched globally in 190 countries on 29th July 2015.


Whilst keeping hold of some of the original tablet features it created for Windows 8, Microsoft has also looked to further bridge the gap for users claiming it was too heavily centred around mobile devices by combining these with the more familiar start menu and desktop that Windows users have grown accustomed to over the years.

Add in an improved operating system with more security, a brand new browser and ‘Cortana’, an assistant not dissimilar to Apple’s Siri, and you might just start to get excited about Windows 10.

The cost

If you’re currently using windows 7 or 8.1 then there is good news, as upgrades from Microsoft will be free for one year under Windows free upgrades programme. However, if you’re not eligible for these free upgrades then Windows 10 Home will set you back £99, and Windows 10 Pro will cost you £131 for each license, but you do have the option to revert back to your old operating system for a month after your purchase.

How Twitter reacted

Overall, the reaction on Twitter to the launch of Windows 10 seems to have been quite positive. Here are just a few of the best reactions from Twitter following the launch of Windows 10 of far.

Windows 10 is fantastic – smooth install. Everything just works, almost like a Mac! Edge is darn good too! A good last ditch effort by MS.

— Karthik Srinivasan (@beastoftraal) August 1, 2015

My verdict is in: Windows 10 is good. Next!

— Michael Rundle (@michaelrundle) July 28, 2015

That’s the work laptop Windows 10’d, so far, so good. At least nothing broke on the upgrade

— Tommy Draper (@TommyDraper) August 13, 2015

Never thought I’d fall in love with an operating system… but Windows 10 is just amazing!

— Brent Maxwell (@brentjmaxwell) August 4, 2015

Really amazing OS #windows10 happy for #windows10upgrade

— FOUZΛN ★ HΛSSΛN (@FouzanArchangel) August 3, 2015

This How The Amazing #Windows10 Launch Went Down Yesterday [Photos] > @MicrosoftAfrica

— Mpasho News (@MpashoNews) July 30, 2015


Although not everyone was happy with the new operating system …


The mail app in Windows 10 is really bad. That could use a bit of work. I might look into another mail app to use.

— Swishiee (@Swishiee) July 23, 2015

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