After the Windows 8 fiasco, I was less eager to evaluate Windows 9. Microsoft must have concluded the same and decided to not release the Windows 9 and wait for Windows 10 development to complete. There is no official word from Microsoft, I am only assuming this to be the case since there are no rhymes and reasons to skip 9 and go to 10 straight away.
I will write a more detailed evaluation later, but here are some of the things I have found about this latest version of OS:
- Windows 10 is free to upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users. It is not free however, if your version is Microsoft Volume Licensing (MVL).
- You remember the “I spy” game? Be prepared for that as some of the settings and icons have been moved to different places. Windows Update is no longer in the Control Panel but instead resides in Settings. You do not have as much control over the updates you will install either. Microsoft figures they know better than you do and will decide those things for you.
- The Windows Search is integrated with Bing. Every time you try to search for something on your computer, Microsoft is eager to send you to their search engine on the Internet in hopes of earning a few adverting dollars from the “free” upgrade they gave you.
- Internet Explorer is still packed with this OS, but is tucked away and hidden. Edge is the new browser. As both browser names start with E, the logo is still similar.
- I do find this version of operating system to be faster than the previous version. So, kudos to developers.
- Anti-virus and spyware is included and is called Windows Defender. I have not used this OS long enough to give a review. We will see in a few weeks.
That’s all for now. In conclusion, I would recommend upgrading if you are using Windows 8, but wait a little longer if you are a Windows 7 user.