We come in all shapes and sizes when it comes to being a consumer of technology.
Are you the “preorder-to-be-the-first-one-to-try-it” type of consumer OR are you the “sit-back-and-wait-for-everyone-else-to-try-it-first-then-buy” type?
Well I have to admit, I am the latter. Even though I am a member of an internet marketing team and live in the world of inbound marketing, I like to play it safe and wait to make sure the product is going to be worth the money I spend on it and I want to have all the “bugs” worked out.
With the release of Windows 10, I have changed my tune.
I am ready to jump in and download the free upgrade…NOW! (Okay so I already did last night). Maybe it has to do with the fact that I have had issues with the automatic Windows 8 upgrades on my home PC for over 6 months now with no fix and I am ready to start fresh.
Maybe it has to do with the fact that I am still not settled in and comfortable with anything about Windows 8, and maybe it has a bit to do with the reviews shared about how awesome Windows 10 is performing right out of the gate.
I will admit, I went home last night and downloaded Windows 10 on my home PC first, to get comfortable with it and explore a bit before I download the new operating system at work. Again, that’s just me playing it safe, rather than sorry. But after experiencing it at home (for only about 2 hours) I am ready to get it loaded on my work PC...ASAP!
So what's the consensus?
If you are considering whether or not Windows 10 will be worth your while to learn something new, it seems the experts and reviewers out there are shouting an overwhelming YES!! JUST DO IT!!!
The feature I like the best, so far, in Windows 10 is the START MENU. It's back! Granted, it's the start menu on steroids, but I can easily find my folders and most used programs as well as have access to my apps as well.
I have enjoyed trying out Windows Edge, the new browser that comes preloaded. It has a clean look and it’s super quick! Setting up and using the Mail app was a breeze and I was able to connect my Gmail account without a hitch.
In my house, we are excited to try out the Xbox applications and be able to trade screens with our Xbox One. Really, I think I am more excited about the possibilities than my husband is.
Where can I get a sneak peek?
To learn more about the features and benefits of upgrading to Windows 10 for FREE, checkout this quick overview of features from Microsoft with video (because a picture is worth a 1,000 words).
To read what others are saying, here are a few reviews that were helpful to me in making the leap:
David Peirce at Wired.com has this to say:
Before we go any further, let’s get this out of the way: You should upgrade to Windows 10. If you’re using Windows 8, 7, XP, ME, or 3.1, you should upgrade. Maybe wait a couple of weeks for the biggest bugs to be squashed, but do it. Why wouldn’t you? It’s free, it’s easy, and it’s a huge improvement on whatever version you’re using.There are far fewer “What the hell is this and how did I get here?” moments in Windows 10 that Microsoft felt it was able to do without any kind of start up tutorial or guide.
Zach Epstein reviews the 5 biggest problems in Windows 8 that are fixed in Windows 10. If your experience was anything like mine, then this article will give you hope!
Tom Warren at TheVerge.com gives a great review with lots of visuals so you can get a peek into what things will actually look like in Windows 10.
Whether you are a digital marketer, software developer, teacher, or just love to surf Pinterest boards, I think you will find Windows 10 a refreshing upgrade! Last night, as I started to experience Windows 10 I felt like I had come home to an upgraded house with all the new appliances but it still had the feel of home. Hope your experience is a good one as well!