Re: Updates off - Rock on
I get the feeling that many of those posting here haven't actually tried Windows 10, preferring the Hair Shirt of Linux and the badge of credibility it bestows upon its users.
Like a previous poster had with Mint, I too have seen impressive cold boot to working times on older hardware with Windows 10.
I've upgraded friends and family machines to Windows 10 and like another previous poster with Linux, I also haven't had any support calls. I'm discounting my mother who can't cope with her browser window minimised down.
I agree that a Linux installation is fine for most basic tasks but my experience is that once you need anything else, you're into the word of being trolled on Linux forums because you don't know as much as you should.
If Linux is ever going to be a serious alternative to Windows on the desktop, those developing it need to fundamentally understand that they are not simply making it for use by their own.