I just got back from a summer’s worth of travel to Spain and then to Maui. I had a great time at both destinations and really enjoyed the sights, sounds, smells, activities, people and of course the FOOD!
While I was gone, Microsoft released the latest version of the Windows operating system, Version 10. It is being offered as a free upgrade for anyone running Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. The free upgrade period expires on July 29th, 2016.
Much of what I have read in the trades has been favorable and I am sure that the temptation to upgrade has been hard to resist. But, since I have been a Microsoft software user since the very early days of DOS, which includes every version of Windows since 3.1, I have to say that EVERY version of their operating system software that has been released has been full of bugs and issues.
The very best advice that I can offer to you is this: Don’t get the upgrade just yet. Wait for the 10.1 release which will undoubtedly contain fixes for the bugs and issues that will be discovered by hapless users who wish they hadn’t upgraded. At least that has been the case in the past.
This version of Windows is reportedly the largest package yet, with more new code in it than previous versions. With a larger code base comes an increased likely hood of problems, and there is no way to know what problems will surface for you.
Given the danger of identity theft these days, do you REALLY want to trust your banking or other private information to a new operating system?
So, again, here is my advice, stay away from Windows 10 and wait for Windows 10.1
Don’t like my advice? Here’s another opinion: https://grahamcluley.com/2015/07/windows-10-wise-wait-upgrading/
And if this advice has come to you after you have upgraded, maybe this article will help you get back to Windows 7 or Windows 8: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/73415/20150801/not-happy-with-windows-10-and-want-to-downgrade-heres-how-to-roll-back.htm
Or, you could just buy a Mac…