Menu
Windows 10's launch was a bit bumpy, but people seem to like it

Windows 10's launch was a bit bumpy, but people seem to like it

Users and reviewers complain of bugs, but overall impressions of the operating system seem favorable

A Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10

A Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10

Windows 10 has been available for a day, and people seem fairly happy with the new operating system so far.

Early reviews of Microsoft's latest operating system showed a group of journalists largely pleased with what Windows 10 had to offer, and that seems to have been borne out by what people are saying on forums and on Twitter. The return of the Start menu after its absence in Windows 8 is a frequently-discussed topic among those people who are fans of the new operating system on Twitter, as is the addition of Microsoft's virtual assistant Cortana.

According to Adobe's Digital Index, 44 percent of social engagement around Windows 10 related to "joy or admiration," with an additional 20 percent relating to surprise and 6 percent relating to anticipation. The measurements came from sites including Twitter, Reddit, Instagram and YouTube.

That's not to say the update has gone off without a hitch. Users have encountered plenty of bugs in Microsoft's new operating system, including an issue that prevents them from updating with the helpful error message "Something happened." Once they get the operating system installed, users may encounter issues downloading apps from the Windows Store or copying text in the operating system.

Installation issues, plus concerns about the operating system's Wi-Fi Sense sharing feature, drove "sadness" in 30 percent of the social buzz around Windows 10, according to Adobe. The company said it's a better reception than Apple's OS X El Capitan announcement received, with 35 percent of social mentions of the competing operating system featuring sadness.

To be fair to Microsoft, these sorts of complications usually pop up with the launch of an operating system, and it's hardly surprising that Windows 10 is causing issues for people this early in its existence. It's likely that the company will continue to push out fixes over the coming weeks in order to swat the bugs people are complaining about, especially since the Windows team was able to push rapid-fire updates to pre-release builds of the operating system in the run-up to its launch this month.

Of course, it's still early days for the new OS. The company is still in the process of pushing out the upgrade to people who reserved it earlier this month, and users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 have a year to install Windows 10 for free on their devices.


Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags MicrosoftWindowssoftwareoperating systems

Featured

Slideshows

Kiwi channel comes together for another round of After Hours

Kiwi channel comes together for another round of After Hours

The channel came together for another round of After Hours, with a bumper crowd of distributors, vendors and partners descending on The Jefferson in Auckland. Photos by Maria Stefina.​

Kiwi channel comes together for another round of After Hours
Consegna comes to town with AWS cloud offerings launch in Auckland

Consegna comes to town with AWS cloud offerings launch in Auckland

Emerging start-up Consegna has officially launched its cloud offerings in the New Zealand market, through a kick-off event held at Seafarers Building in Auckland.​ Founded in June 2016, the Auckland-based business is backed by AWS and supported by a global team of cloud specialists, leveraging global managed services partnerships with Rackspace locally.

Consegna comes to town with AWS cloud offerings launch in Auckland
Veritas honours top performing trans-Tasman partners

Veritas honours top performing trans-Tasman partners

Veritas honoured its top performing partners across the channel in Australia and New Zealand, recognising innovation and excellence on both sides of the Tasman. Revealed under the Vivid lights in Sydney, Intalock claimed the coveted Partner of the Year 2017 (Pacific) award, with Data#3 acknowledged for 12 months of strong growth across the market. Meanwhile, Datacom took home the New Zealand honours, with Global Storage and Insentra winning service provider and consulting awards respectively. Dicker Data was recognised as the standout distributor of the year, while Hitachi Data Systems claimed the alliance partner award. Photos by Bob Seary.

Veritas honours top performing trans-Tasman partners
Show Comments