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Windows 10 review round-up: What the tech experts say

Windows 10: The reviews are in
Windows 10: The reviews are in

Microsoft released a new version of its Windows operating system Wednesday, and the reviews are in.

The consensus? Critics gave the software upgrade a warm reception, but Windows 10 still takes some getting used to.

The new operating systems comes with a new browser called Microsoft Edge. It also comes with Cortana, Microsoft's answer to Siri, the personal digital assistant found on Apple iPhones.

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But the new system's additions and updates make Windows 10 significantly different from previous iterations of Microsoft's operating system, according to analysts at Gartner in a recent report.

"Windows 10 represents a fundamental change in how Microsoft develops, supports, monetizes and messages Windows, and ultimately all of its user-facing products and services," the Gartner analysts wrote.

"Windows 10 bridges the gap between PCs and tablets without alienating anyone." wrote CNET Associate Editor Nate Ralph in a recent review.

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But one thing that's familiar to Windows users, however, is that the operating system can be buggy, wrote Ed Baig, USA Today tech columnist, who spent several months testing out the system.

Microsoft did not immediately return CNBC's request for comment.

Windows 10 upgrades will be free for most users, but consumers won't be able to opt out of the updates, noted PC World Senior Editor Brad Chacos.

And enterprises will still have to spend time and money to test and deploy the system, Gartner analysts wrote.

There's good news for gamers, however. Users can stream Xbox games to their Windows 10 devices via Wi-Fi, according to Microsoft.