According to Microsoft, Windows 10 (their next Operating System) is scheduled for release at the end of July 2015. What does this mean to you now and later? We will have to wait to see.
Ironically Microsoft decided to skip version 9 and head straight into Windows 10. OS 8 and 8.1 attempted to migrate functionality and gaming into a touchscreen that was a smaller and thinner tablet. Since that didn’t work out as well as they wished, Windows 10 is here to accomplish that task and more, so they plan.
Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for 8.1 users. Older versions may incur a fee, but that has not been released at this time. Microsoft has confirmed that the last two versions of Windows will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 and it will be supported with security and system updates for the lifetime of the devices.
Windows 10 is reported to support a large range of display resolutions, even ones with an 800 x 600 pixel count can run W10. This will enable a larger clientele to utilize the new operating system.
In the past, the launch of new operating systems have sent a rampage of despair throughout the computer world. The “Rush to Launch” mentality brought forth numerous errors, bugs and oversights that ignited rage and confusion amongst the residential and business community.
Is this what we can expect with Windows 10? Only time will tell, but in our opinion, technology and experience should reign high with this release. We will never go as far to suggest any new OS will be “bug-free” as history has proven all previous launches had “Fixes” released soon after going public.
We prefer to air on the side of optimism and look forward to what Windows 10 will bring this summer. (Just in time for the new school year too)
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