New Microsoft Update Promises Success
Let’s face it, Microsoft users haven’t always been happy with Windows, nor their upgrades. The next installment of the popular operating system is sure to be smoother than past upgrades. Leaving behind the problems of Windows 7 and 8.1, Windows 10’s newest update promises an easier road for users.
The new upgrade, launched this past Tuesday, offers tweaks and fixes for a variety of Windows issues, including the reformation of the Start menu, which many users were upset to lose in the last upgrade. The upgrade is free and available for download, and hopefully, users will be satisfied at the newest offering from Microsoft.
What else does the upgrade have to offer? Users can tap into Cortana, a Siri-like assistant that offers help and advice. The company has changed the entire design of its OS and created a user-friendly, unique layout that is brand new and promises to be more efficient than Windows 8.
Though the software upgrade is optional, Microsoft recommends that users download the new OS to get rid of prior bugs and problems which made going online difficult and somewhat annoying. Windows 10 should also be simpler to use.
Microsoft has the lofty goal of reaching one billion users with the new upload, but the numbers have only reached near 150 million as of this week. One of the past problems that Windows 10 encountered were privacy related, which may be why users are somewhat hesitant to download the upgrade. However, Microsoft reassures users that those errors have been fixed, and there should be no similar issues with this latest version of the OS.
So, what are the benefits of upgrading to the latest Windows 10 OS? There are a few good ones. For instance, consider that every other Windows upgrade is a dud, leaving the odd ones the worthwhile updates. So, since the last update wasn’t good, Windows 10’s upgrade is one of the good ones, in an every-other-year scenario, which may ease the minds of users who aren’t sure about upgrading.
Secondly, the interface has been given some major changes, which are worth attention. Easier to use no matter what type of machine you’re on, Windows 10 was made equally for mousing or using with fingers on a touch screen device. Users will also get to try out a new browser, called Edge, instead of the traditional Internet Explorer (which doesn’t have a great reputation on its own) so that could be appealing. Similar to Chrome, Edge leaves IE in the dust, and users will definitely appreciate its finer features.
Another perk? Getting to update your Windows phone to Windows 10 and reaping the benefits on your mobile device too, which wasn’t an option with past upgrades, for some reason. Plainly speaking, the benefits of upgrading far outweigh the risks, so if you have the chance for a free upgrade, go ahead and take it and try out the new, improved Windows 10.