On July 29/15 Microsoft will begin it’s long awaited roll out of it’s new operating system – Windows 10. The best news is that for current users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 this new operating system is FREE but there are also many more reasons to get this new operating system on your computer. Check the bottom right of your taskbar you should see a white Windows logo. If you click on it you will be introduced to Windows 10 and you can pre register to receive your free upgrade. That’s right the upgrade is going to be delivered over the internet. No discs to buy or make, just click and install.
As some of you may know I have been testing Windows 10 as a Windows Insider since it was announced last year. In a big change of methodology Microsoft released sequential builds of Windows 10 to developers and enthusiasts and used an onboard feedback application to relay comments and problems back to Microsoft. At last count there were approximately 4 million testers giving information on each build of Windows 10 back to Microsoft as each new build was released. I have to admit is was a bumpy ride, especially at first, but the builds leading up to the July 29th release date have a fit and finish that I haven’t seen before from Microsoft!
There is a brand new redesigned web browser that takes the place of the venerable old Internet Explorer called EDGE. Proven to be one of the fastest and most secure browsers available, it also includes a one click “reading view” that eliminates all the pop up ads on the page and presents the article in an easy to read format instantaneously. The new photo app automatically finds all of your pictures and now enables a one click “enhance” feature that gets rid of the most common photographic problems in your pictures. There are also more granular controls for those that want to have more control over their edits. A new music app with the ability to play back FLAC files (finally) and, all in all, a much faster more familiar menu and start screen layout.
It’s also smaller, taking up less room on your hard drive than either Windows 7 or Windows 8 or 8.1. This is because of a new algorithm that Microsoft is using in Windows 10 which will allow this operating system to be installed not only on desktop and laptop computers but also on tablets and phones. One Windows for all!
If you need some help installing the update or for some reason your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 device is not showing you the little white Windows logo on your taskbar(NOTE:Windows 8 computers need to updated via the Windows Store to Windows 8.1 in order to qualify for the update) drop us a comment or give us a call – I’m excited, you should be too!