I've been using open source for most of my professional career & recently I've switched to Windows 10 to quell my curiosity. I've been known to openly shit on closed proprietary software & those opinions haven't changed much. My preference is Linux but these days I find my self hacking on OSX due to my current gig's work load & the nature of my current projects.
I just purchased a "new" used Dell laptop & decided to throw Windows 10 on it & give it a try. I've been using it exclusively for about 2 weeks now and have to say that I like it so far.
It def has a much better feel regarding UX than Windows 8 & I find myself not really bothered by annoying things I experienced in prev versions of the OS.
Having said this I've had to hack the shit out of Windows 10 in order to get it to a usable state where I can function in my normal day to day capacity.
Some of the things that I did to make using Windows 10 bearable were:
- Install git bash
- Install Conemu I've been using it for years on Windows
- Install SublimeText
- Install Babun Shell my boy Grant Shipley from Redhat turned me on to it Read the blog
As for using it as a day to day OS it is usable but it still is Windows & not Linux which is where I'm most comfortable. So YMMV when using Windows 10 but it functions just fine for the moment.