Microsoft is planning to finish the Windows 10 operating system in the middle of July 2015. This information came from two insiders who are familiar with the Windows 10 roadmap. At this moment, the latest public build of Windows 10 is build 10122, however, it is far from perfect.
The user could not exclusively use only the touch screen oriented part of the operating system without switching to the mouse and keyboard oriented classic user interface. This dichotomy caused a negative reaction from users who remained on Windows 7 and even Windows XP.
Microsoft says Windows 10 is different because they reworked the whole operating system to have a Modern UI which now takes over most of the classic interface. Most settings from the classic Control Panel are moved to the Settings app, many classic apps are replaced with their modern alternatives. It is quite possible that in the final release of the operating system, or in the future Redstone update which is planned, we will not have the good old classic Control Panel at all. Another notable difference is that with Windows 10, Microsoft will change the release model of the operating system. There will be several types of Windows Update channels which will deliver updates to home and enterprise users on a different schedule.
It is not clear to me why Microsoft is trying to release Windows 10 so fast. At this moment, Windows 10 is notably slower than previous versions and has a bunch of issues. After using build 10122 of Windows 10, I faced all sorts of problems. The Start menu sometimes just does not open for no reason, the performance of the operating system and the new bundled apps is really slow. I don't see how Microsoft can fix all the glitches and bugs in a few months.
Note that the mid July signoff date is not confirmed and can change, however, the same information was leaked earlier by AMD, so it seems to be real (via).
What is your impression of Windows 10? Do you like it and do you plan to move to it when it reaches RTM?
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