IT for businesses without IT departments

Windows 10

With the recent release of Windows 10 last month, and the daily pop ups on your computer asking you to upgrade, you would have to be under a large rock to not know about it.  But what does it mean to you?

In a nutshell; not that much. 

Windows 10 is stated to be the final version of windows; which means there will be continuous updates and upgrades provided through Windows updates that enhance the operating system over time.  This means that you will not have to purchase a new version; but I expect that some updates will be paid updates.

 

There are a lot of new features in Windows 10; Most of them I like

  • New start menu which is a hybrid of Windows 8 tiles and the classic start menu of Windows 7.
  • Always there search bar, just type what you are looking for and windows will search for it.  Programs or internet
  • Cortana; Siri for the laptop.
  • Enhanced snap assist; the ability to view multiple programs on the screen each in their own space.

Should you upgrade now?  NO

With any new operating system, there are going to be some applications that are not ready yet for the new version.  Check with all of the programs that you use; to ensure the manufacturer has verified they are compatible with Windows 10.  Be aware that Windows 10 has the new Microsoft web browser ‘Edge’ which all websites and plugins (flash, java, Silverlight, etc.) are not working correctly with.

 

Windows 10 is a nice operating system, and is the future of what Windows will become, but make sure you are ready for a few hiccups when you upgrade.