Though choosing whether to upgrade to Windows 10 or not is a deeply personal question based on your own needs and concerns. Here is a breakdown of everything that helps you in better deciding to upgrade or not. Let’s go!
The Good Stuff
1) It’s Free
Windows 10 is offered by Microsoft for free for so many people. But, we learned from past OS X upgrades that free does not always mean good. You should still think about whether the latest version of right for you before you installs it. When you qualify for a free upgrade to Windows 10, you have a full year to redeem it.
2) Virtual Desktops
Though Linux was the first platform to offer Virtual Desktops, they have been popularized in OS X. Now, Microsoft is finally allowing users to create multiple virtual desktops. They can use one for work, one for leisure and more.
3) Low Specs
The demands for Windows 10 are not significantly greater. It requires:
Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
RAM: 1 GB for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
Display: 1024 x 600
4) Improved navigation
With Windows 10, you will experience improved navigation using a mouse and keyboard. If you are tired of accidental edge bumps in Windows 8, Windows 10 banishes them all. Microsoft lays emphasis on better navigation as Windows 10 includes multi-finger gestures to access new features such as notification center, Cortana, Virtual desktops and more.
The Not So Good Stuff
1) Windows 10 is not free for everyone
The free Windows 10 has a number of restrictions. All owners of Windows Vista and Windows XP are excluded from upgrade to Windows 10. Also, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise and Windows RT/RT 8.1 users are excluded as are pirates.
2) Forced updates
Microsoft has chosen to automatically start the download process, regardless of your confirmation. Microsoft will download Windows 10 even if you don’t want to upgrade. Though automatic updates make sense normally but Windows 10 can be huge. Also, owners of Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro receive, download and install any and every update Microsoft sends your way.
3) Privacy Concerns
Cortana has been able to look inside your email and calendar. Microsoft has come up with syncing and everything from your settings can be synced across devices. But going cloud means more than taking your suite online.
4) Missing Media Center and DVD Player
Windows Media Center is no more in Windows 10. Windows 10 installer won’t bring it over and even if you try to install WMC on a Win10 machine, you won’t get anywhere.
Who can Upgrade to Windows 10 Now?
For all those who are willing to embrace change and are interested in new features of Windows 10, they can go with Windows 10 upgrade. Windows 7 users will experience a number of enhancements, security improvements and more. If you are a Windows 8 user and are comfortable with it, Windows 10 improves on almost each aspect. It includes a number of improvements and power-pack features.
Who should wait for a few weeks or months?
All those Windows 7 users who hate change and are a Windows 7 lover, they can wait for some time. When eligible for free upgrade, you can set aside time to upgrade. There’s nothing at this stage that’s revolutionary. There are so many unanswered questions floating around and most disconcerting are the privacy questions. If you are skeptical, wait for other people’s experiences.
In short, Windows 10 is a solid upgrade and has shown improvements over Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Well, this will be matter of personal opinion that Windows 10 is ready to download for your PC or not. For me, Windows 10 is good as the core experience is marvelous.
What are your thoughts about Windows 10? Have you upgraded it or consider upgrading it? Share your views in the comments!
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