Following the longed-for release of Windows 10, which hit all laptops and PCs running Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 with Bing, I am absolutely delighted to write this article as a way of thanking Microsoft for really nailing the best of both operating systems in one OS.
If you’re on Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 with Bing, get ready to relive the nostalgia of the old Windows, as Windows 10 officially brings back the much-loved Start Menu, which has seen a massive upgrade in design. The Windows 10 Start Menu does away with the controversial Windows 8 Start Menu, as many users felt uncomfortable with the Windows 8 Start Menu layout, given that a lot of the main features were moved around.
I personally thought the Windows 8 layout was alright, I didn’t have a problem with it, apart from a few small bugs, but now that Windows 10 is finally here, I will miss the Windows 8 Start Menu layout, but it’s had a good ride. Now that Windows 10 is finally here, I can, for the first time in a long time, relive the nostalgic days of Windows 95, 98, XP, Vista & 7 all in one operating system alone.
Microsoft have taken the best bits of Windows 7 & Windows 8 and put both of them together to create Windows 10, and with the way they’ve done it, they have actually nailed it 100% spot on. I absolutely love Windows 10, as the voice assistant, Cortana, is now a part of the operating system, and for the first time, Microsoft has now given every user the ability to add new desktops while on the same user account, meaning that you can open a new desktop, and use any other software applications that are not on the original desktop.
Microsoft’s successor to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, is also a part of the release of Windows 10, and I can say that it is perfect, in fact, it’s much better now than Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. I have noticed now when I use Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome that they now seem to slow down a bit more than they did before. Microsoft Edge really has put the icing on top of the cake for Windows 10.
Microsoft Edge debuts with a brand new, and refreshed look, and is also similar to the design aspects of both Mozilla Firefox & Google Chrome, but is efficient for everyday use.
Statistics showed that after Windows 10 was released on the 29th July 2015, 14+ million users have since downloaded and installed Windows 10, due to unprecedented demand. This is an extremely positive outlook for Microsoft, as Windows 10 has been welcomed to mostly positive reviews, despite critics, as they had made sure to iron out all the bugs in Windows 10 before its general release.
Since I upgraded to Windows 10, I’ve not only used Microsoft Edge frequently, but I have found that Microsoft Edge is now a lot faster than Mozilla Firefox & Google Chrome.
As well as this, I have also found that opening software programs are a lot faster now, and not only that, but it’s much quicker now to get to certain parts of the operating system that I couldn’t get to as quick as I did before.
In light of the update, Windows 10 was also released for selected phones that are compatible with the update, and this is useful for Microsoft because they want to make sure that they can get everyone to upgrade to Windows 10, given that Continuity is now an official feature.
Windows 10, since it’s release on the 29th July, has been welcomed to massive positivity across the world, as Microsoft have been tweeting the Twitter hashtags: “#UpgradeYourWorld” and “#DoGreatThings”, which are both encouraging many users around the world to upgrade to the best Windows update yet.
Upon start-up of Windows 10 for the first time ever, you will notice instantly just how much Windows has changed since it was first released on the 20th November 1985. On start-up, the login screen has been given a much needed overhaul, as the user account or user accounts that are on your computer are now located at the bottom left of your computer screen, and to make things a lot quicker to access, the power button is in the bottom right corner, along with other options that you can use on your computer. Also on start-up, your display picture, name and email address will appear straight in the middle of your computer or laptop screen, with the password bar underneath for you to sign in.
It has been confirmed by Microsoft Corporation that Windows 10 is the last major version of Windows, with all of the subsequently important updates being issued in regular installments.
For a limited time, Windows 10 is completely free to download and install as of the 29th July 2015, and the limited time offer comes to an end on the 29th July 2016. If you haven’t yet downloaded and installed Windows 10 on your laptop or PC running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 with Bing, then I strongly recommend that you go ahead and install the update whilst you can, because after the 29th July 2016, if you haven’t upgraded to Windows 10, then you will be expected to pay for the Windows 10 Operating System. So please, if you haven’t already, Upgrade Your World of Windows to Windows 10 for your definitive, yet redefined experience.
My final thoughts? This update is fast, reliable and has improved my own way of using Windows altogether, and I have had absolutely no problems with it at all since I downloaded and installed it on my laptop. Microsoft Edge is also fast and reliable, and since I made the jump to Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge, I haven’t looked back since.
If your computer runs Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 with Bing, please make sure to download and install it now, and if you have the latest version of the Windows Phone, please make sure to download Windows 10 on that as well, as Windows 10 Mobile is now available for Windows Phone.
Microsoft Edge: 10/10
Windows 10: 10/10
Overall Performance: 10/10
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