@tomos - hello!
@Stoic - good to be somewhat back!
He doesn't object to the upgrade. He just doesn't want it to happen now. He's got some proprietary software he uses extensively where the devs advised against the upgrade until they can get their act together with Win 10. Apparently they're having a lot of issues with the latest favorite son of Microsoft. It works. Then Redmond does some updates and it breaks. Then the devs fix it. Then Microsoft does another update...and so it goes.
New stable release isn't expected to be completed for another several weeks. So my pal figures since he's got a year, there's no rush to go ahead.
And yes, I checked out 10. I'm not crazy about some of the decisions driving it (especially the fact it's heading towards an exclusively "by subscription" model like Office365 is rolling with) but what are you going to do? For myself I'll stick with NIX for day to day productivity. About the only thing I may still need Windows for is some music software I have. And if I do run it under Windows (as opposed to NIX or OSX) it will be an extremely stripped down install since the machine will be exclusively used as a DAW. In fact, it won't even get a network card or ever be upgraded as long as the app I run on it (Harrison Consoles: Mixbus
3.0) is happy. (More about Mixbus - and see it in action - here
in case anybody's interested.
And yes, Win 10 is a pretty nice OS. They did a very good job with it. I just hope they don't end up mucking it up like they did Win 8 - which was also a really nice OS until they wrapped all of their "Windows Experience" crap around it. Microsoft is still NOT Apple. You'd think they'd have lost their fruit envy by now and just did their own thing rather than try to play catch-up on the interface front.