I've heard that 10 works faster, is more streamlined than some previous versions. I am skeptical. A lot of companies still run on Windows, I would guess the majority. I incredulously sit back and am fascinated and baffled by IT guys talk about how they love this or that, etc. about versions of Windows. I don't know what they know, so my experience is based on me just trying to get a workable machine. I saw Windows 10 briefly, the navigation is different and would take some getting used to. You just want to slap them. With past versions of Windows, I had to go through with a microscope to disable services, etc., and run various programs just to get it to do what it's supposed to do. A lot of time is spent just trying to optimize the machine, or fixing problems with conflicting software, etc. which may or may not be a problem with Windows. Just a lot of constant conflicts. Days of trouble. The web is full seemingly endless problems and oftentimes no solutions on tech support pages. The Microsoft tech support pages are somber, not as hilariously patronizing as Apple. The Microsoft "Fixit" guy with about 10 tricks - that was a funny one, he could never fix anything. Every version of Windows I have had sucked. I had to get a degree in Google just to make the stupid things work. Hair-pulling stuff. I don't play games, I don't want a lot of processes constantly logging and transmitting data back and forth, I don't need a gazillion Windows cpu hogs, just a stripped down machine. I have MacBook too, that isn't exactly perfect either. My iPhone pretty much does what it's supposed to do. Data mining is completely accepted by a lot of people as a fair trade for convenience. I'll learn it and get used to it if I have to, can't wait for Windows to completely die.