Did you install Windows 10 yet?

Did you install Windows 10 yet? My personal view is that it is the best Microsft OS (Operating System) so far. I had been warning people to wait for a few months since a new OS release is usually rocky. That does not seem to be the case this time. Sure Microsoft just released a patch, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t working. I did have an issue with Google Chrome, but disabling hardware acceleration in the Chrome settings cleared that up. Everything else has been running smoothly. It does appear that some things run a bit slower, but I am blaming that on driver issues. I do not feel there is a strong case not to upgrade.

File Copy window | windows 10
Windows 10 File Copy Dialog

Windows 10 includes some the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8 (yes there were good things about Windows 8). One of my favorite features is the file copy dialog. You can pause and resume the copy at will. The new task manager is much better than Windows 7.  The interface in feels clean. Touch is taken into account in Windows 10 as well. Windows 7 and touch screens never worked very well or at least I didn’t like it. Windows 8 was much better, but you had to deal with metro and other Windows 8 oddities. Another great thing is the way that Windows 10 deals with multiple screens and multiple windows. It is really an upgrade from 7 and 8, works much smoother and allows for multiple desktops as well as multiple screens.  Very nice if you like that sort of thing. Don’t get me wrong, I still think windows 7 is still a great OS. I just think Microsoft did it right this time.  It is almost like they listened to me and decided to celebrate the power of the PC desktop instead of hiding it.

There are some things I don’t like. I am not a fan of Edge. It seems to work fine and it is fast, but I need my browser plugins to function the way I want to. The windows 10 apps work ok, but I feel most of the apps I want are redundant. Either there is already a program I use instead of the app or I directly connect to the company via a web browser.  I am sure the apps are much more useful on phones and tablets.  I do like how the apps function on the desktop 100 times better than window 8.

For those of you that worry about privacy on your smartphone, you should worry about it on windows 10 as well. Most of the privacy settings are out in the open, but a few are down deep in the applications. Here is a very good link about configuring a number of them: http://ht.ly/QO7Mx

If you are interested in upgrading your PC to windows 10, but you don’t know where to start, give us a call!  We can help!