Hi there, I’m trying something new: a series of blog posts. Starting with an introduction to Windows 10.
Windows 10 is the future – Windows for the future. It changes everything without changing much.
A lot of what Windows 10 features will be familiar to Windows 7 and 8 users, even those still on Vista will find Windows 10 to be a natural progression. That’s not to say it lacks new features – it has a fair few, but the problem with 8 was not that it lacked features. Windows 10 looks at Windows 8 and says: I’m who you wanted to be. It would be unfair and ignorant to call Windows 10: what Windows 8 should have been. Things have changed in the 3 years after Windows 8’s launch. Most notably tablets aren’t a great market. Windows 8 wanted to tap into the tablet market, which in 2012 was going strong with Apple on their third/fourth iPad. Whereas, Windows 10 is a reaction to declining tablet sales and fairly strong although not great PC sales.
But the change here is Microsoft’s vision. With Windows 8 Microsoft wanted you to buy a new computer – it was clear, sure they made an update available to standard PCs (I suspect this was more a sign of courtesy and also a way to make some more money) but Windows 8 was not designed for a desktop or even a conventional laptop.
Windows 8 start menu, no mice and keyboard please, courtesy omgchrome.com When people realised this they decided to stick to Windows 7 – a stable, familiar and hospitable experience. I was one of those people. With Windows 10 however, me and I’m sure many of the others who skipped Windows 8 have already upgraded to it. It could simply be the price, aka FREE, and I probably would have upgraded to Windows 8 if it were free, but I probably would have almost instantly gone back to Windows 7, I don’t feel that with Windows 10. Windows 10 is only Windows 9 according to maths.
It’s fair to say that Windows 10 is unlike any other version of Windows. But with Windows 10 being so different, yet similar at the same time – how does it all work?
Sorry, you’ll have to wait for the next blog post to find out.