Edge is, until we see the howlers of how it isn't after all, the most secure browser around now. (Edge blog explanation valid, afaik.)
If it's already installed, I expect the ad stream to be switchable to something else, which HOW?
Ans: The sevenfold path! http://www.pcworld.com/article/3039827/windows/7-ways-windows-10-pushes-ads-at-you-and-how-to-stop-them.html (All milk-bar options for opt-out and not getting suggestions there, no switching to get offers from Topological Discontinuities Near You and Superfluid Supply Co. or Aloe To A Good Home or actually cool wallpapers while racking up Microsoft Reward Points.)
Can one effectively ask Cortana to never tell you something she's telling other people, or 10,000 other people?
Adobe CS is Industry Standard.
Hm. There are many like it, and you can surely run Win10 as a (Xen, lvm, vmware...) guest OS and do well that way, but it is surely both your industry and one running in China, Korea, EMEA and BRIC with competitive alternates? Fool me into a WACOM, shame on my fees; fool me into an exact config, shame on my m.o.
Hm! I can see needing vulkan to be super awesome in RedHat of Fedora before getting performant Windows 10 under it to run Aavid. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNxHR_codec
It would have to be 2017 for us to pick Turks demonstrating in the EU and say that Doesn't End Well harder. How about bespoke custom high-bitplane builds of GIMP and Krita with filters and adequate file format flexibility then; those, or just brender from live edits of perl (well, the one where you can lisp on the gpu) tk and opengraph.
What's wrong with Inkscape, if you have a handy blotter/newsgroup/wiki of the things, please? I oughtta just look at the bugzilla or a scratch for it?