It’s been released for over a month now, but is all the hype about Windows 10 worth it? Should businesses be scrambling to upgrade their computers to the new flagship Microsoft OS? What about Windows 8.1? Windows 10 is much more usable than Windows 8 or 8.1 and proudly offers a bundle of new features, including improved security, a new browser, and the voice-activated intelligent assistant Cortana. It will also be continually upgraded as part of Microsoft’s “Windows as a service” effort.
We’ve provided a quick breakdown of what to expect in Windows 10.
In conclusion, Windows 10 does what it set out to do: Bring the Windows 7-style interface into the tiled universe. It is, in many ways, what Windows 8 should’ve been. It has all the advancements from Windows 8 — security, stability, power saving, and on and on — with much of the Windows 7 interface fully integrated. Windows 10 makes the old-fashioned desktop an integral part of the product, instead of an accidental tag-along, as it was in Windows 8 and, to a lesser degree, Windows 8.1. If you’re a Windows 8 or 8.1 user, the upgrade probably makes sense. If you’re a Windows 7 user, sit back and wait a few months for some of the rolling updates to apply. Microsoft is expected to release an early Service Pack in October with some improvements. Our advice – wait for that, then give us a call to determine if it makes sense for your business.