Windows 10 is here. And it has a good number of assets up its sleeves. Microsoft has big plans for its new operating system expecting 1 billion out of its 1.5 billion existing customers to make the transition to Windows 10 by the end of 2018.
“Windows 10 will change the IT usage landscape as the operating platform can support both personal and business use. It can also serve mobile and cloud technologies.”
This was Ekaraj Pankavinin’s declaration. Pankavinin is the consumer channel group director of Microsoft and he is looking forward to Windows 10’s ascension.
Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 genuine users are allowed to make the transition to Windows 10 free of charge. This offer is thought to attract a great number of customers for higher revenue opportunities. It is a strategy that Apple and Google also use in order to attract a large user base: we give it for free, you join us by the millions.
Windows 10’s purpose is to unify the system across all platforms: PCs, tablets and smartphones. Windows users have one year, up until July 28th 2016, to apply the free upgrade on any of their desired platforms.
The new operating system is running faster, smoother, requires less resources and it will install all drivers and any executable you need without you needing to manually search for them and install. It is the best Windows experience available.
But the operating system is not entirely flawless. If you did have the chance to upgrade to Windows 10, you already noticed that the Edge browser has become your default internet program. Yet while Edge is a fast, accessible and interesting feature, there are people who consider that it’s not what it is supposed to be.
Mozilla CEO Chris Beard has issued a letter to Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella commenting on “the disturbing lack of choice” that users have when it comes to the internet browser. Beard also stated that Microsoft appears to want to make customers use a certain browser than giving them the freedom of choosing it themselves.
Chris Beard does hit a very sensitive spot. While the choice can still be made, Beard points out that it takes far more clicks, more scrolls and navigating through more information in order to get the job done. In short, changing your internet browser is a lot harder and ambiguous.
This feature could be tweaked in the future, however, so let’s see if Microsoft is going to make the next move.
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