Windows 10 has been receiving a lot of hype over the past few weeks, with lots of people expressing satisfaction after upgrading to the latest and perhaps final numbered iteration of the OS. However, some people are also pointing out drawbacks such as an undercooked Windows Store and unpredictable Edge browser. There is also a debate going on about the Wi-Fi Sense feature of Windows 10 that allows users to share Wi-Fi network with friends. With so many positive as well as negative feedbacks circulating, it becomes difficult to decide whether one should really switch to the latest offering by Microsoft. If you are still unable to decide what you should do, allow us to end your confusion.
Interesting New Features
Cortana is definitely an attractive feature in Windows 10. It is for the first time that Windows operating system has its own personal assistant. Cortana is fast and smart, and ready to follow your voice commands. It can not only search anything online, but also perform daily tasks like opening email, add an event to calendar, etc. Cortana do have some flaws, but the kinks are expected to be smoothened out in later releases. Edge browser is also something you can’t miss. It is a replacement of Windows Explorer and is must faster than it.
If you are currently using Windows 7, 8 or 8.1, then you can upgrade to Windows 10 free of cost, but you have to do this within 12 months of its release, as Microsoft has provided free installation offer for a limited time. Unfortunately, this offer is not available for users of Windows XP and Vista.
Provide Longer Support
Windows 10 comes with longer support compared to its older versions. Users of Windows 10 can enjoy mainstream support until October 13, 2020 and extended support until October 14, 2025. Mainstream support allows new features to the operating system and extended support which provide security updates from time to time.
With positive points comes a few drawbacks, one being presence of a lot of bugs. As Windows 10 is new, it’s not stable. A large number of users have serious complaints, especially about Edge browser. Even though Microsoft seems to be working on fixing these issues as fast as it can, it will definitely take some time to get the job done.
Provide Force Updates
Unlike previous versions of Windows, Windows 10 does not seek permission for installing updates on your device. It installs every single update, even if you do not want it. This is good because it will keep your device up to date, but it can be irritating, especially when you do not want certain updates installed on your device.
Windows 10 is not perfect, but it is hands down a big leap forward in the right direction. It does away with all the problems that exist in previous versions of Windows and marks the beginning of a new era by taking technology to the next level through various new features like multiple desktops, universal app, the flexibility of use and much more. You must give Windows 10 a try.