It’s July 29, 2015. Today signals the arrival of the Windows 10 release, and so far only 190 countries were lucky enough to be first in this tiered upgrade of Microsoft for their early adaptation. I’m waiting patiently (or trying to) for the notification to arrive and its just one of those things tech addicts like me are susceptible to, are the constant fiddling with new operating systems. This version though makes me breathe a sigh of relief, but then again, this is taking a very familiar turn.
Not long ago Apple started the practice of free operating systems such as the release of Maverick, the first free iteration of OSX deployed to any apple computing device barring their smartphones and tablets. It makes perfect sense that Microsoft would now take their turn in hopping onto the nagware bandwagon.
Here are some of the negatives that do come with free operating systems;
- Nagware – Those silly notifications reminding you to update as soon as you can this app and that account. The purpose of it all really is to drive your information to intelligence companies for advertising, targeted sales marketing. Ideally free tools for ad annoyance.
- Error full gaming – Let’s face it. Early adapters will have early adaptation misery. Waiting on installation screens, error resolution, the hunt for new drivers because my LAN port doesn’t connect to the modem anymore and all that. Suck it up, it comes with running new operating systems. There’s a common fix nowadays so lower your pride and right click and hit “Run in Compatibility Mode: Windows 7” har har har har.
- BSOD – or Blue Screen of Death. Don’t worry, there will always be one if you’re running a Microsoft product. In fact, there’s already a reported case of a BSOD on Windows 10 on one particular <a href="http://www.reddit best task tracking software.com/r/Windows10/comments/2ii4li/” target=”_blank”>Reddit post. One of the most frustrating things to come across when migrating to the new operating system. Early adaptation, doesn’t always rule!
- Bloatware – think all that extra navigation animation is cool? Well its eating up your precious memory and resources to get that extra 2fps boost to your already 90fps game experience.
- Free – always a good thing. Your wallet will thank you. Your wife will thank you. Microsoft will own you. But hey, more bandwidth for games right?
- Its more likely to be shipped with new hardware.
- They can track your ass if you’re into software piracy. (They can track your ass too if you paid).
So without further a due, lets put on the black eyebags, roll up the sleeves, and wait for the loading screen to finish so that after we install our games, we can run into our first error… Doh!
If you’re set on upgrading still to windows 10, just remember there are pre-qualifications to getting it. Just head over to this handy link from Microsoft;
After upgrading, let’s all take pictures of how we rage quit against the installation!