29th July 2015. The day when Microsoft re-imagined their own OS and released it to the world. They skipped a number and from Windows 8 went to Windows 10, but so far, we’ve liked what we’ve seen.
I’ve personally been waiting for it a while, right since I saw this heart-felt response from a Microsoft veteran about the state of affairs within the Redmond company. This really puts in perspective what Microsoft has gone through, as an organization, and now that Satya Nadella is at the helm, let’s hope that things can improve. After all, Windows OS is still the mostly widely sold and used OS for computing devices.
Before Getting Started
1. Knowing the Flavors of Windows 10
So it’s quintessential to know what Windows 10 is all about and how many versions there are. Usually we’ve seen the usual culprits like Home Edition, Professional and Ultimate. It’s a bit more complex with Windows 10 and we’ve already covered those in our feature.
Well, let’s just say this is perhaps the closest Windows has come to Mac in terms of OS functionality. Wall Street Journal’s tech writer Joanna Stern made the comparison in her review, although she did make a rather staggering statement
Ironically, I found my MacBook Air to be the best Windows 10 laptop. It may not have a touchscreen, but it was snappier, and beat the Dell and Surface for normal scrolling and navigating. (The three-finger swipe wasn’t enabled during my tests, however.) Windows 10 is in desperate need of a worthy PC laptop.
Windows 10 has some great additions over Windows 8 and Windows 7, and it really feels like a good blend of the familiarity of Windows 7 and some of the new features of Windows 8. It’s not irritating to use, and you don’t need a tutorial to find the Start menu. It just works like you’d expect.