Earlier today, Microsoft released their new version of Windows and it is thought to become a success. Now, there are quite a few reasons to upgrade to Windows 10 and I am going to walk you through some of them.
Firstly, most Windows users are still using Windows 7 to date. What Microsoft wants to do is to transfer their whole user base from Windows 7 and 8.1 to Windows 10. The reason for that could be the release of DirectX 12. They probably want to take over the multimedia API scene, and want all of their customers to upgrade to Windows 10 in order to have support for DirectX 12.
So, if you are still running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you can go ahead and claim a free copy of Windows 10 until July 29, 2016. After this, they might still provide an upgrade for free, but nothing has been said yet. There’s some confusion that I would like to clear up about what this free one-year-upgrade means. If you decide to go through with the upgrade to Windows 10 within this time frame, you will receive free Windows updates forever. It’s not just until July 29, 2016. If you don’t upgrade and the offer expires, you will not receive a free copy of Windows 10 at all.
What’s great about DirectX 12 is that it does not depend on only one GPU vendor, unlike some other APIs. All computers that support Microsoft Windows can use DirectX 12 no matter what GPU you have.
A lot of people were upset about the start menu in Windows 8, and Microsoft listened to their customers and decided to bring the old concept back. The start menu in Windows 10 works pretty much like the one in Windows 7, with some visual changes. You can still search for whatever you are looking for and customize it to your own liking.
Another new feature in Windows 10 is Microsoft Edge. The new Internet browser that replaces Internet Explorer. It is without a doubt better than the predecessor, but it is still too early to speak too much about it.
The last feature I’d like to mention is Cortana. This feature is much like the personal voice assistants that come with iOS (iPhone etc) and some Android phones, but for PC.
Some people worry about compatibility with drivers and such, but I have yet to experience any issues. If you are still worried, I would wait about a week for everything to settle, and then upgrade.
Now, that is all I had to say. I am very satisfied with this new OS and I think you will be too.