I really like windows 10, but on new updates sometimes graphics drivers don’t follow right away, or are of poor quality, so you could end up with a not so usable system for some days, but after all it’s a preview so you don’t have to complain ;)
So personally if you want to start to use windows 10, I still recommend to use a spare drive, so you can rollback to windows 8.1 quickly in case of issues (having a faulty driver before a show is not the most pleasant thing around ;)
I didn’t tried latest version yet, but so far:
-build 10041 was pretty good on ati card.
-build 10074 was horrid on ati card (maybe now there’s a proper driver, did not try since a little while, but at the time of install it was like that).
-build 10041 was ok on nvidia
-build 10074 + driver 352.84 is for now the sweet spot here, works like a charm.
As a side note new build in the slow path is 10130, did not upgrade to it yet so I can’t tell about any driver quality.
I have tried Win10 Enterpise, Enterprise N, and Enterprise 2015 LTSB - and LTSB is the only way to go in my book.
Win10 is MUCH worse than Win7/8 in updates being done behind your back - and you CANNOT just turn them off. And not just updates, but MS says it will change “features” automagically as well. Totally unacceptable for development and deployment.
So LTSB is the “Long Term Stability” version - which I think says it all. It has no apps, not even the app store, and updates are just that and designed to be infrequent. It basically is a modern Win7.
So far it is OK, some things moved around, but it is obviously designed for an IT/development arena, has far less cruft, and easily accessible serious stuff.
The only problem I have experienced so far is that the Kinect v2 does not work with it; it recognizes it and all looks good, but no data and the lights never go on. But that may be due to a new ATI card (R9 390) and drivers not playing well with Win10.
To me the reasoning behind being so relatively happy about win10 is that at some point in the future we will not be able to get win8.1 and 7 and then instead of being forced to make the switch it is good to already now begin using it so it becomes familiar.
One question though is it possible for non enterprise entities to get hold of enterprise versions of windows?
and has anyone had luck getting hold of embedded versions of windows?