Windows 10 - To upgrade or not
Windows 10 is much more usable than Windows 8 or 8.1 and offers some great new features, including improved security, a new browser, and the voice-activated intelligent assistant Cortana.
It is been said that this is the last full named version upgrade instead it will be continually upgraded as part of Windows as a service. Microsoft Office is due to go that way too with Microsoft adopting a pay as you go software service.
Despite substantial new functionality in Windows 10, Windows 7 users should probably wait until the upgrade includes more improvements and at least wait until of Threshold 2 is released.
For most of us mouse/ keyboard users, Windows 10’s ease of use is as good as Windows 7 compared to Windows 8/8.1.
Windows 10 boots faster, works faster, and seems much more robust than either Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1.
The new Start menu combines the familiarity Windows 7 Start menu with a mouse-friendly field of Windows 8 tiles.
Other New Features:
Cortana is your clever new personal assistant. Cortana will help you find things on your PC, manage your calendar, track packages, find files, chat with you, and tell jokes. The more you use Cortana, the more personalised your experience.
Edge, Microsoft’s first modern browser and its most advanced Windows Universal app program, looks set to take on Firefox and Chrome head-to-head. But for those not ready Internet Explorer 11 also ships with Windows 10.
Continuum, which enables you to switch from touchscreen mode to mouse and back again, seems to be waiting for hardware improvements that will arrive with a new generation of devices.
Windows Hello -- the face, finger, and retina log-on recognition feature.
Security - The single largest improvement is in multifactor security tied to accounts where you simply log in once and do nearly everything.
There’s built-in support for VPNs and administrators also get corporate lockdown capabilities, limiting applications that can be installed.
Windows 10 does what it set out to do; bring back the Windows 7 interface and merge into the tiled universe. It has all what Windows 8 provided; speed, security, stability and power saving (for laptops).
At some point most Windows 8/8.1 users will want to upgrade to Windows 10 but for Windows 7 users they may wait until their PC /Laptop /tablet needs to be replaced.