I am Naweed Qadir - a Bangladeshi New Zealander providing IT solutions and support for businesses, non-profits and education for last 10 years now. This section contains all the news related to technology and solutions that affects the modern world.
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It's not that Microsoft always get things right! But it seems like with Windows 10 - they might have finally got it right with their most popular product. When there's still a battle between Mac OSX and Ubuntu Desktop (not to mention Chrome) - Windows still is a major player in the desktop market. With the Surface - it is trying to come up in the tablet arena as well which is dominated by iPad and Android tablets.
They took a new approach in rolling out the new OS - surprisingly it is free and will come automatically as an upgrade. We all thought Windows 8.1 will have SP1 - instead SP1 became the new Windows. As a Windows user I have to appreciate Microsoft's vision. Apple always offers their OS to their customer free but you have to remember it is because their users have to buy Mac hardware. Microsoft don't have exclusive hardware other than Surface - so it's not the same as Apple. But definitely Microsoft's new CEO made a big impact and will win back lots of disgruntled customers.
In my experience the installation was very straight forward specially since it was an upgrade from an existing 8.1 Professional installation. Instead of waiting for my automatic update - I used the Windows 10 Download Tool from Microsoft's site. Microsoft customers downloaded 14 million copies of the Windows 10 upgrade on the first day of availability - this is 10X more downloads then Windows 8 had. This alone should convince you to upgrade your existing Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 systems.
If you have 4GB or more RAM and a 64bit supported processor - you should install 64bit version of Windows 10 else 32bit will obviously will do. None of the application had any issue nor the any hardware. I have to say it was the most clean hassle free upgrade experience for me after Windows XP. In fact better than Windows XP.
I typically noticed performance gain. User experience wise I love the layout and the access to applications. Although Cortana is not available for most languages but I hopeful it will arrive for my English New Zealand very soon. The new browser Edge seems to be very responsive and works well with all sites. The new snipping toolset within browser is a great idea.
Don't wait for the automatic roll-out - give it a go now.