Is it good? Or should I wait and get windows 10 professional because right now I got windows 8.1 edition.
I don't like windows 7 and I don't mind using windows 8.1 so don't recommand windows 7 because I am not gonna downgrade. I actually don't mind the start menu.
Dave: Sorry to be the lone proponent here, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with Windows 10. All these morons claiming "spyware", and they have absolutely no idea what they are talking about. If Windows 10 has "spyware", than Facebook has Mega Super Ultimate Spyware. In other words, if you have no issue with Facebook (or ANY other website that you visit), then you're an idiot if you have a problem with Windows 10 counting how many pictures you have and open, or how long you use Edge (that's the sort of data they collect). They do not collect any data that's personalized.
As to your original question, there is little to no benefit for a home user to buy Pro. Pro is made for corporate America, and gives them the ability to attach to a Domain Controller.
We are M$. Resistance is futile. Your puters and lappies will adapt to service us. We will add your technology to our own. M$ has announced that Windows is NOT a top priority. Pushing people to use the cloud and mobile has become their main focus now. The truth about 10 is coming out.
Windows 10 is great at being spyware and making decision for you. Windows 7 and 8.1 is far better than 10 when it comes to privacy and having choices. Windows 8.1 support does not end until January 10, 2023
From Toms's Hardware:
When Microsoft created Windows 10, it tied in numerous monitoring and data collection tools. The operating system is capable of gathering your search history, web usage, Windows Store usage, details of what applications you use, voice recordings, emails, geographic information and just about anything else that is on your PC. This information is gathered in part for improving Windows-based services, but it is also used for market research and advertising purposes.
This is why M$ is pushing 10 hard because it means a big increase in their profit margarine when they sell the info they collect on you. That is why it is FREE. If you're not paying for it, you’re not the customer, you’re the product being sold. They have seen the profits that the smart phone makers are raking in by spying on their user so M$ decided to emulate that and cripple the desktops, laptops so they can do the same. That's why they built a back door in it so you can't stop the OS with a firewall from phoning home. They spend years coping anything that Apple did. Hence we got Windows 8. Now they are going copy the smart phone industry and and force everyone to use APP. If you're not paying for it, you’re not the customer, you’re the product being sold.
With Windows 10, M$ owns your system.
YOU can no longer pick the updates you want installed.
THEY can choose which drivers are installed.
THEY can choose what THEY want on your system.
THEY even installed a backdoor in it so THEY can SPY on you at all times.
If you DO NOT have 10, don't worry, M$ is hard at work trying to find ways to trick you into getting 10 so you wont have to pay any penalties. Last month they changed the Get Windows 10 Free screen into behaving like MALWARE. When the window opens to offer you 10 for free and you click the red x to close the window, that was the same as excepting the installation date. Even tho in the past clicking the red x turn it down.
From Toms Hardware
Now, as we near the end of the free upgrade period, Microsoft’s malware-like upgrade system is becoming even more intrusive by autoscheduling upgrades to Windows 10. I noticed that the Windows 10 upgrade reminder pop-up on a Windows 7 PC was no longer asking me to upgrade; instead, it’s now informing me that it has already scheduled an update for May 17.
M$ claims to have changed this MALWARE like behavior but we got to wonder what other tricks they will deploy to trick and strong arm people into downgrading to 10.
You can read more about 10 at this question.
Going out with glory and honesty is the only way to go out.
Windows 10 is fine. It is NOT loaded with bloatware. It has been out long enough that any bugs have been fixed.
There may be a small learning curve, but that's true with anything new. In my opinion, most of the people who say it's bad may never have even used it, and are just jumping on the bandwagon.
loaded with bloatware microsoft apps.
also full of spyware.
it is absolutely awful.
It's terrible. Hideous.
On the other hand, I've heard that 8,1 is terrible, too. I was very happy with Windows 7.0 Professional.
I think it's terrible.