Get Ready For Windows 10
Windows 10 is nearly here and we’ve been taking a look at Microsoft latest offering. For many, Windows 10 will be a welcome upgrade from Windows 8, which has been widely criticised by users, due to its apparent awkwardness. It’s the user experience of Windows 8 which has just got people upset and frustrated. Desktop and laptop users just found its interface confusing and difficult to grasp. Microsoft made a number of welcome changes to improve things with 8.1, but its reputation by this point was in taters and continued to suffer. The fact that Windows 8 sits on a number of optimised and innovative features as been largely ignored. With it’s leaner and faster code base and a few simple tweaks it can work well and improve desktop experiences. So with Windows 10 on the horizon can it improve and impress? We we have been testing Windows 10 for a number of Months, moving from different build to build and recent versions have impressed us. Here are some points we have noted.
- It feels like a desktop operating system again.
- It feels polished, faster and slicker
- The new web browser, now called Edge, is really fast at page rendering and just works better. (Although there are some stability issue as present)
- Cortana shows potential to really help productivity – if developed correctly.
- We have experienced little compatibility issues.
- On a recent test upgrade it rolled back perfectly to Windows 8, that was really unexpected.
So far it’s looking positive, and generally that has been reflected by the media. So with its imminent release and free offering it all appears to be a bit of a no brainer. The role-out will be interesting to observe that’s for sure. For more info check out Microsoft’s Blog and links to its Insider Programme