Friday, June 19, 2015

Windows 10 preview decisions... decisions

Just recently and true for most if not all Microsoft OS users is the opportunity to upgrade for free to Windows 10 when it comes out around July 27. Decisions, decisions.... I finally got used to Windows 7 ultimate and Windows 8.1, does it make sense to upgrade to Windows 10 and report bugs for a year? Ubuntu and other linux distros do it, and certainly Cortana seems like a nice addition to the usability of Windows if you are able to use your voice. For me though I am still unsure whether to upgrade, it seems to me, that it might be worth waiting for the boxed edition of Windows 10 and save yourself some computer crashes or worst case bricking your combo tablet or pc.I actually modded Win8.1 and have got quite used to  Windows 8.1 and rather like it, although it's missing Cortana. Windows 10 preview seems to indicate that the user start menu is better, although to me it looks like a nightmare of Win8.1 but that seems to be pre-release. It offers added security apparently and the ability to have 4 desktops. but in my opinion it's risky and might mean losing data and important files. As with Win8.1 backwards compatibility issues, there is likely to be the same for Win10, and unless you are planning to use virtual reality and a 3d printer, to me Windows 10 seems risky and for the birds. Like most things I accepted the offer to upgrade, but I wonder how good is the memory management of 10, is it customisable? What is the operating system using,DOS floating point or some new version of Winlinux? Questions... questions. I think I might wait and see what people report in bug form for Windows 10, and just what exactly will change, for instance will my Wifi printer still work, will it talk Samba shares better with linux, and will it run games, and be more like an Xbox, I personally liked Microsoft Store and the games etc, I want more info on the minimum and optimal memory and processor requirements, for the OS, and just what guarantee if any that my computer will not fry under the intensive pressure of a new OS. and whether the updates will bloat my hard drive with added time constraints...

Till next time, enjoy
N