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LD
Director Lean Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
Familiarity, maturity and popular productivity tools make this OS almost indispensable

What is our primary use case?

I am using Windows 10 together with Ubuntu Linux as an operating system.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is familiar and mature and runs the most popular productivity tools."
  • "The operating system could be more configurable and compatible in integrating with other operating systems."
  • "The core of the operating system needs work to become more stable and less complex. The need to occasionally re-install should not be necessary."

What other advice do I have?

Any advice I have for people considering this product depends on the use case. I would definitely recommend using Windows 10 as an operating system and a familiar choice. But I would definitely also recommend trying other operating systems. It is very important to know what other operating systems have to offer. This one operating system has massive dominance on the market and I do not like the way that 90% of the people are using only Microsoft products without even considering anything else. It is limiting. So my advice is: learn more about other desktop experiences and try Linux as well to…
ItishaYadav
Data Scientist at Instant systems Inc.
Real User
Top 20
Scalable with good stability, however it needs a better system for initiating updates

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution is scalable. If an organization needs to expand it out, they shouldn't run into issues doing so."
  • "The only thing which concerns me is updates. It gets updated often. Sometimes, however, it automatically gets updated. That is an issue. It can happen when you do not want it to be done. It's possible it can start and your files are not saved. They may be open while your laptop enters sleep mode. Then, when you re-open the computer to continue work, it all of a sudden decides to update, destroying your work."

What other advice do I have?

We're just customers. We don't have a business relationship with the vendor. I'm not sure which version of the solution I'm using currently is. Windows 10 is quite a stable version of the solution. If you compare it with Windows 8, it is much, much better. If one wants to use Windows as an operating system, I would recommend it. If one is more comfortable with other operating systems, they can run it in a virtual machine and give partition on Windows so that half of the memory is allocated for other OS. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.
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MY
IT at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
A stable solution that allows for effective management and boasts a built-in antivirus firewall

What is our primary use case?

I can't really speak of a use case per say. Anything on a computer requires an operating system to run it and this is where Windows 10 comes in.

Pros and Cons

  • "Windows 10 is unique in that it comes with its own antivirus firewall, which obviates the need to purchase one separately."
  • "I would prefer to see an OS that is lighter."

What other advice do I have?

There is currently no integration of which to speak concerning Windows 10. It is a workstation ware. The solution is also deployed on-premises. It basically serves as a workstation OS. This is the OS I want, one for use as a normal office work tool. I use the solution on my personal PC and also in my organization for its purposes of laptop billing. Everybody's PC runs on Windows 10. We are talking about more than 500 users. I would definitely recommend the solution to others. It is about the best OS obtainable at present. As Windows 10 consumes a lot of resources I will rate it as an eight out…
NS
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Consultant
Top 20
Easy to set up and use with a very nice GUI

What is our primary use case?

We are using this operating system for all of the functionality on offer. We have different machines on which we are using Eggplant to perform the functional testing. All those machines are currently on Windows 10 only since users have been using Windows 10 already, and it's quite user-friendly. In all the cases where machines are present, we are performing the test over Windows 10 and using this Eggplant with all the different types of applications for the functionality users. Based on those tests, we are capturing data.

Pros and Cons

  • "The product is quite user-friendly and easy to navigate."
  • "The security could be improved. I have had colleagues who have gotten their files corrupted somehow."

What other advice do I have?

I'm just a customer and an end-user. I would recommend this solution. It's not ideal for very heavy projects, however, for moderate or medium-type of projects that do not have a very heavy load or too much multitasking, Windows 10 is excellent. Windows 10 makes for pretty comfortable working. It doesn't need users to be experienced in anything. If you want to start a new thing with Windows 10 OS, you don't need to worry about that. You can get into it easily. You don't need to have knowledge of any specific things so that you can catch up with the solution and how to use it easily. I'd rate…
WK
Founder, President & COO at a analyst firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
A versatile operating system from the most valuable company in the world

What is our primary use case?

My laptop is my work and life laptop. I'm a small business owner — my laptop is my lifeblood. More recently, with all this COVID stuff and remote learning, I had to repurpose a couple of my older laptops that deprecated out of my own personal use; I made them suitable for my kids to use for online education. That's what led me to upgrade them from Windows seven to Windows 10. Everybody in my company uses Windows 10. Our entire DevOps team works on Microsoft machines. I suppose there are hip little companies out there that use Apple products — that's ineffable to me. I think Windows has done a… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "My impression is that the security via windows defender is good enough that I no longer feel a need for another third-party security solution."
  • "Everything's tied-in via Bluetooth; it's kind of a pain in the ass because it hijacks your calls."

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be to go ahead and use Windows 10. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.
MJ
Information Security Consultant at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Consultant
Stable and scalable with good security features

Pros and Cons

  • "The latest versions of the solution have increased their level of stability. It's quite good now."
  • "The solution should offer a bit of an easier integration with authentication methods, like FIDO or FIDO2 authentication with the USB-C. They should try to simplify the process of authenticating the user. Nobody wants to remember thousands of passwords."

What other advice do I have?

We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with Microsoft. The Microsoft ecosystem works really well when I have an active directory and am using Microsoft Outlook, Exchange, etc. They interact really well together. In regards to the solution being cost-effective, I would say the latest technologies from Microsoft have an administrative system that is much easier than running IBM. It's now so well interconnected that if you're trying to migrate to the cloud it's easy. Microsoft really tries to fill all of a company's technical needs, which works really well. I would rate the…
Jeizer Marinho
Team Leader at a recruiting/HR firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Stable, easy and quick to install, good enterprise support but the Windows support needs improvement

Pros and Cons

  • "As a Microsoft Tester, I like enabling the Microsoft Hyper-V and running the Virtual Machines for testing purposes."
  • "If Microsoft could find a way to better manage updates and patches, that could be more useful for end users, which would be good."

What other advice do I have?

I am currently studying for Microsoft Administrator, but I don't have hands-on experience with Key Vault. I would recommend Windows 10 to others who are interested in using it. The Microsoft portfolio is quite large. It is difficult to think of what Microsoft hasn't already developed so far. I would rate Windows 10 a seven out of ten.
Cliff Matonda
System Administrator at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Straightforward to install, easy to integrate and scales well

What is our primary use case?

It's very useful. It acts like a terminal for all these things that you do in the office. You can access your shared files. You can do Office 365. You can use it as a client for so many applications. It is an operating system that is used for our company to interact with their cloud base from the on-premise system.

Pros and Cons

  • "When it's new it's very fast."
  • "After some time it becomes slower. The performance seems to be affected after a while."

What other advice do I have?

We are using the latest version of the solution. We strive to have the latest updates. I use the solution myself and within our organization. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations.
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