overall impressions of using windows for the first time in… well, let’s just say a long time:
sure you can boot up a game in it, but the game will crash at critical points. everything is really locked down, and in order to do anything remotely hackerish you will end up with a folder of weird EXEs that you feel nervous running because you can’t view the source, and they’re from weird places on the internet with a lot of ads.
there are adverts everywhere in the operating system’s display, and… it feels kind of… ‘cheap’ - like microsoft doesn’t care about windows. it just looks and sounds cheap.
by contrast linux, BSD, and free desktop environments look really glossy, or matte, and seem really responsive
OH! yes, on the topic of responsive: windows will just lock up for no reason sometimes. and there’s nothing you can do about it.
i think the one things i like best about windows is the metallic grinding noise you get when it crashes and diplays a BSOD
i will routinely yell YAY IT’S BROKEN when that happens.
overall score: annoying/10