Windows 10, 8.1, 7 or earlier versions, Mac OS or Linux
Regardless of our recommendations, we install on any computer any operating system indicated by the client, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, any Linux distribution or even without an operating system.
Windows 10 is an operating system specially developed for mobiles and tablets that also works on personal or desktop computers. It is entirely based on the model of what are known as apps (simple and limited applications for phones and tablets) and in the cloud. It is an operating system comparable to Google Android or Apple iOS (the operating system of Apple iPhone and iPad phones and tablets) , but it is not comparable to Windows 7 or earlier versions, Mac OS or Linux which are operating systems for personal computers or desktop.
Being an operating system for mobiles and tablets, it obviously has much fewer options and features than an operating system for personal or desktop computers such as Windows 7 and earlier versions of Windows, Linux or Mac OS. They have removed a ton of functionality, options, and features. Also everything is less configurable and customizable. In general, all the options that were in the control panel are much cut.
Microsoft also takes control of the operating system and there are many options that Microsoft does not allow to change, default applications already installed that cannot be uninstalled and locked system folders that are impossible to access and options that Microsoft does not allow to change. Updates are now automatic and mandatory. You cannot choose the ones you want nor can they be disabled. Microsoft always automatically installs all of them and there is no option or control to change this. And this happens with many other options of the operating system.
Like Windows 8.x, it still lacks the start menu, instead they have limited themselves to putting the Windows 8.x or Windows Phone start screen in a small size which is not comparable to the famous start menu we know and the that we are used to and to which they have added advertising that Microsoft calls “recommendations”. This home screen continues to have many limitations and hardly any customization options. All the searches that are made on this home screen, perform searches both on the computer’s storage units and on the Internet through Microsoft’s Bing search engine, an option that, as in all this operating system, cannot be changed for another such as if one wants the google search.
Microsoft intends to amortize and obtain profit from this operating system through advertising, the sale of mobile apps through its Windows store (Windows Store) and through cloud services, hence it requires an account connected to Microsoft by logging into Microsoft servers. Although there is the option of creating a local account, the system will constantly suggest and indicate that we create an account or log in to Microsoft’s servers. In fact, many functions don’t work if you don’t sign in with a Microsoft account. The whole system is developed based on the apps, the store, the cloud services and the advertising. In fact, the Windows 10 programming libraries include libraries to program the inclusion of advertising in the system and obtain benefits for it.
Right to share all the information
It should also be noted that Microsoft is constantly monitoring all our activity in the system, such as our searches, our location, etc. In order to be able to offer advertising and services in accordance with the uses we make of the operating system and reserves the right to share all the information that it collects about us with other collaborating companies. Even if all these tracking options are disabled by Microsoft in the settings, the system continues to send information to Microsoft that clearly identifies our account or our team even if we only have a local account created.
Windows 10 includes many mobile and tablet apps installed by default, even some of them with advertising included, something unacceptable in a paid operating system, and none of these apps can be uninstalled. Although the option to uninstall these apps appears, when uninstalling them it is limited to deleting the direct access to the app and every time we install an update, or create a new account, we observe that these apps that we had supposedly uninstalled reappear. In addition, all these apps are very limited, simple, unstable and quite lacking in functionality.
It is striking that an operating system from the year 2015, its default email application is a simple and crappy app with less functionality, features and connectivity than the email application for Windows 95, Microsoft Mail and News from 1996. The new Windows 10 calculator is the same as that of a Windows Mobile 10 phone. In fact, it is exactly the same application and the same code as in all apps. Hence, it makes no sense to install or buy a computer to use Windows 10, since with a phone or tablet under $ 300 with Windows 10 you get basically the same thing.
Windows 10 is much faster than in previous versions
Although the start-up of Windows 10 is much faster than in previous versions, the general operation of the system is much slower because practically the entire system is developed for mobiles and tablets and works with mobile apps. In fact, the performance tests performed based on processor loads, memory access and storage unit readings are much slower compared to Windows 7. Even with games we get lower performance and frames per second (FPS) than with Windows 7.
Also noteworthy is the poor quality of software development by Microsoft since 2010. This whole system in general has many parts that are incomplete or half developed and other parts or features that do not work directly. For example you cannot create a wireless network point as in Windows 7 or you have deleted previous versions of files.