Being assailed on the edges by Google and Apple on both sides with their updated operating systems, the latest version of Microsoft’s Windows 10 is a great response for its competitors. Why? Because it aims to provide users with a seamless experience across various platforms. Plus, the free update for existing users was a big bonus before its deadline.
Windows 10 – a quick review
It is built from the ground up with all existing Windows 7 and 8 users getting a free upgrade except for corporate users. From online reviews and our own experience with using Windows 10, it is clear that Microsoft aims to offer a unified Operating System that includes different kinds of devices without the need to disconnect any kind of platform. Now, the company’s dwindling dominance on the software market is gaining traction again as Windows 10 lets every user experience seamless technology. Once again, customers are given a great service, a fact that has put Microsoft on the pillars of technology through these years.
The (not so) new Windows 10 has the following features:
– Edge is the new IE
– Cortana as the new virtual assistant (which rivals that of Apple’s Siri)
– Real time streaming of games from Xbox One to any desktop (even if they’re not on the same room)
– Continuity of tasks – if you have an unfinished document from your smartphone due to time constraints, you can continue working with it again on your desktop
– Most used – when you click on the Start button, files and folders that you often use are displayed for quick access
The convenience of the Start Menu
The best news for us with this Windows update is the return of the Start menu. Now, access to different apps and features is just one press away. It’s a relieving improvement since the Start button has always been the star of any Windows operating system. Good thing that Microsoft have decided to include it again as well as a slew of other features.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of Windows 10?
First and foremost is that the upgrade is seamless, more so that it is free for current Windows 7 and 8 users before its deadline last year. It combines the best features from the old and new, bridging the gap of PCs and other devices without leaving anyone behind. It’s definitely a leap from the pitfalls of Windows 8 that’s why a lot of users find it a wonderful surprise.
However, one downside of Windows 10 is the automatic updates which can cause trouble in the future. Cortana also falls short from Siri as it runs well on smartphones but can be problematic on other types of device.
Of course, a certain product can never be that perfect and Windows 10 has its own issues. However, its great adaptability and flexibility makes it a winner for most users, including us. Aside from being free for most users, Windows 10 delivers an improved and well-refined OS that sits well with desktops, tablets, and smartphones. To date, it is one of the most powerful operating systems out there as a lot of users can attest.