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Should I Upgrade To Windows 10?

July 28th, 2015  by Angelee

Enjoy a variety of new features & classic menus with Windows 10 OS upgrade.

Microsoft officially released their latest operating system, Windows 10 on July 29.

To sweeten the deal and convince users to upgrade, they are offering the upgrade for free to current Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. Otherwise, the upgrade will cost you $120.

Not a bad deal, right? But should you take the bait and upgrade to their latest version?

The short answer—yes, you should upgrade to Windows 10. There are a plethora of new features available with the upgrade, most notably a brand-new browser that replaces Internet Explorer (finally).

You’re probably skeptical since upgrading your operating system can sometimes be scary or time consuming. Sometimes it’s just downright annoying because there’ll be untold changes that could occur. But we think that Windows 10 is a great offering that might actually make you like Windows again.

First, Windows 10 boasts Microsoft Edge, an all-new browser promising to deliver a better Web experience. Edge’s main distinctive feature as a Web browser is the ability to write or type notes directly onto webpages and share them with others. Also, you can read webpages in “Reader” mode, which kills all the clutter of ads and extra hoopla.

Next, Windows 10 gives you a personal digital assistant, Cortana. Those with Windows mobile devices have already met Cortana, and now she’ll be integrated into your Windows desktop as well. Cortana works across your calendar, devices, and Edge browser preferences and sites to help you organize your daily life.

And lastly of the notable features, Windows 10 also brings back an old favorite—the Start menu. For those who made the switch to Windows 8 (myself included), we all know what a disaster that Windows key was. Windows 10’s Start menu is an expanded version of the classic menu, with shortcuts to your documents, programs, apps, and reminders from Cortana.

What does Microsoft gain from this? Well, their goal is to unify the operating systems that mobile and desktop devices run on. With a unified platform, they are able to offer apps and programs easily, without any restrictions on operating systems or hardware.

That is actually a great benefit for users to, who will no longer have to worry about apps and programs that could be incompatible with their systems.