So the wait is finally over and Windows 10 is now officially hitting the marketplace, with its roll out of free upgrades to eligible consumers. After the relative disappointment that 8 and 8.1 spawned there was a lot of trepidation among industry folks and consumers who were just not sure what this new operating system might bring. Thus far the overwhelming consensus is that Windows 10 is going to be a good one along par with 7!
For the most part the updates to 10 seem to be going quite smoothly with just the expected amount of issues with random people, some caused be virus or malware present at the time of upgrades or bad hard drives, and of course that is always going to be the case when swapping any operating system. At Pc Geeks, we are receiving surprisingly few calls regarding problems with the upgrade, unlike 8 which swamped us with doom and gloom!
As far as the operating system itself, it appears to be efficient, easy to use and has many new features to play with, and in time and a bit of fleshing out this may be the operating system that windows users have been asking for. There are a few features that deserve mention right away.
- Cortana – This is Microsoft’s answer to Siri, only much more interesting and in Windows 10 it does more than answer cutesy questions. It is virtually the search option for Windows 10. Cortana can help you find what you need and help you get there. You can interface with it by typing in the brand new search bar that is located at the task bar, or speak to it should you have a microphone set up.
- The Start Button – finally it is back and now is a nice hybrid design similar to 7 and 8, it is laid out better than ever.
- Xbox Integration – Xbox One compatibility and integration is looking to be very cool and should be looked at closely, it is sure to offer all kinds of need features that can make your computer an extension of your console.
Overall, people are now starting to excited about Windows once again, and once the minor bugs are out and little issues are addressed should put Windows 10 right at the top of the favorite list for operating systems once more. Call PC Geeks today to learn more!