What do Users Demand From Windows 10?

By: Ivan Jenic
3 minute read

Users are testing Windows 10 Technical Preview for almost half a year. This is a big period of time in digital world and in that period a millions of users were able to say what they like about the new system, what they don’t like and what they expect from it.
What Users Demand From Windows 10
In this article we’re going to talk about everything users expect from the final release of Windows 10. I hit Windows forums in order to find out what users think about the current state of Windows 10 Technical Preview and what they want in the future. And even if this operating system is expected to be much better accepted than its predecessor, there are still a lot of things users want to improve and I picked the most notable ones for this article.

We’re going to start with UI of Windows 10. Starting from build 9926, Windows 10 UI changed a lot compared to the first build. In previous builds of Windows 10 Technical Preview users were pretty much satisfied with the user interface, but then suddenly, a big change in 9926 build happend. User interface has been changed almost completely, and the most different were icons. They’re just too big and and look more like the old-fashiond icons from some pre-XP operating system, than modern icons of the brand new Microsoft’s product. Users are complaining about this a lot, and this Microsoft’s move just isn’t clear to many. But luckily, people from Microsoft responded to this, as they said they will consider complete redesign of icons. We certainly hope that this will happen, because these icons just don’t fit in the modern operating system.

Since we’re talking about the UI, another part of has been moved away from Windows 8 and still isn’t present in Windows 10 TP. It’s legendary Aero Glass transparent team that was super-popular in Windows 7. But the return of Aero is one of the most popular suggestions on Microsoft’s Feedback App for Windows 10 TP. And Microsoft’s General Manager of OSG data, Gabe Aul said that there’s a big chance that we’ll see Aero theme back in the final release of Windows 10 or some future builds.

Throughout the years users mocked Internet Explorer (mostly because of its speed), and now, just like it’s the case with Nokia device, one era will be ended. Microsoft recently announced that it will kill Internet Explorer and launch the new browser, Spartan in its place. Spartan looks a lot more advanced than Internet Explorer, and a lot of users are looking forward to it. It has some great features, and reportedly is faster than Microsoft’s previous browser, that lasted for many years, despite its lower performances. Spartan will have some really cool features, like note-taking mode, which will allow you to draw directly on web pages, or built-in virtual assistant, Cortana.

Another things users want Microsoft to improve are stability and security of the system. And it looks like Microsoft heard them. Microsoft Developers added a variety of drivers from OEMs to the operating system, so you won’t have to wander around the internet searching for your Ethernet or audio driver, for example. Also users are demanding the improved Windows Defender. This security tool was decent in previous versions of Windows, but there’s still room for improvement. Some users point out that it would be good for Microsoft to make partnership with some third-party security software and make it a built-in Windows 10 feature, but we still doesn’t have Microsoft’s official response to this request.

Testing of Windows 10 is coming into its final stage, as the Technical Preview will expire on April 15th. But people had enough time time to test it, and tell Microsoft exactly what they want from a new operating system. What’s your opinion about the new operating system, what do you expect from it and what you wouldn’t like to see in it? We would love to hear your opinion.

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