Last week, the headquarters of Microsoft has been overcrowded. Taking place in Redmont, Washington, it has risen only one question in all present developer’s mind: why am I not part of the team yet? In addition, the press was all over, trying to absorb all information and put it together.
Firstly, Windows 10 wants to make some light after his predecessor, Windows 8, ambushed Microsoft’s status. Innovative and fun features are pointed out, such as a personal assistant that will guide and help the user throughout his projects, the possibility of gliding Xbox games in the computer, and support for HoloLens, a new electronic device that put your eyes to work more than ever before.
Secondly, the peak of the hill is a non-priced surprise: customers can upgrade their Windows to a new one, without further costs.
However, he worries of specialists are many. Microsoft Windows has always been a solid ground. Moreover, its constant but yet so distant in time updates are transforming into something that reminds of a website structure, such as Gmail or Facebook. These two platforms usually get a number of changes in a short period of time and thus, they are much more inconstant. As present, it is unknown how the users will control the updating system and how it will work in time. In novelty, the adjustment means evolution, but will they put their mind with it or will they just stick to the older versions that keep on keeping the same rhythm?
A new, interesting component of the new operating system is the Microsoft Office that claims to rise to the standards. Especially created for Windows tablets and phones, the new Office keeps the old settings and brings out the arsenal through a new theme, calendar improvements, menu developments, etc.
What Windows said that will happen and it didn’t, is a matter of perspective. To begin with, they stated that only “qualified” Windows users will be able to upgrade it for free, but they never explained what that qualification really mean and who deserves it or on what basis. Furthermore, some editions of Windows are to be excluded from those who can upgrade or they would need special hardware and software that suit the requirements of Windows 10.
Taking into consideration all these facts, the fuss in the press is not obsolete. For a short period of time, Windows 10 might be a good investment, but in time, it might end up like Windows Vista, that was also booming at first, but then faded away like it was never there in the first place.
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