Windows 10 verdicts: What other reviewers say about the update
The Windows 10 update has been set loose on the world, and the reviews are rolling in.
Available for free for one year starting July 29 for those with computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1, the new operating system offers users greater access to the Cortana virtual assistant, a brand-new web browser and even reintroduces the Start menu, among other features.
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We've compiled — and will continue to update — the global verdict on Windows 10. Here's what other reviewers had to say.
Thumbs up / Thumbs down
"Windows devotees should be pleased with this update that represents a return to form for Microsoft."
New York Times
Brian X. Chen
"The improvements to security, along with the familiar user interface, should be reasons to grab this upgrade sooner than later."
"The best part of Windows 10 is that it ends the cycle of good and bad in favor of something great."
Wall Street Journal
"Three months of testing Windows 10 determined that this familiar yet fresh overhaul far outweighs any problems."
"I regard Windows 10 as a solid, evolutionary operating system ... But don’t upgrade until more of the bugs have been worked out."
"Windows 10 is coherent. It makes sense. Its design no longer leaves you pounding your forehead on your desk."
"Windows 10 delivers a refined, vastly improved vision for the future of computing."
"Windows 10 gets it right more often than not."
"Windows 10 may prove to be not only the last but also the best version of Windows."
"The new OS will be an essential upgrade for all Windows 8 users. (Seriously, get it ASAP.)"
"It’s free, it’s easy, and it’s a huge improvement on whatever version you’re using."
"I’m impressed with Windows 10 so far, but I’ve still got some troubleshooting to do."
"Windows 10 is the ideal next step for Microsoft, bringing together the best elements of Windows 7 and 8."
Mary Jo Foley
"I like Windows 10 a lot more than I liked Windows 8 or 8.1. But I'm still not entirely sold on putting it on my main desktop PC."
"It's everything a PC operating system should be: familiar, beautiful, easy to use and helpful in unexpected ways."
Sydney Morning Herald
"There's already a lot to like with Windows 10 ... [with] a bunch of useful features that are intuitive and improve the overall user experience."
"If you use Windows 8 without a touch screen or you’re a gamer, it’s a no-brainer."
"Windows 10 is the best Windows yet...But I'd also wait a few weeks, maybe even a couple of months, before making the move."
The Next Web
"It may not be perfect, but Windows 10 is a vast improvement over its unfortunate predecessor."
"It's this simple: Windows 10 is a dramatic improvement over Windows 8."
TOPICS: APPS AND SOFTWARE, TECH, WINDOWS, WINDOWS 10