You are a certifiable geek if this morning you have clicked the tiny Windows on your laptop or PC icon several times for your free Windows 10 upgrade with more urgency than when you were waiting for your first child’s delivery. I am a certifiable geek that way.(Humor)
I spent about two hours early morning upgrading my laptop with Windows 10 and then arrived in my office to upgrade the desktop. At the time of writing this post I have received the following notification much to my rising joy. If this notification is here, can the actual upgrade be far behind?
I quickly browsed through Windows 10 on my laptop and am happy to report that it looks quite attractive. Being a creature of shallow waters, it is enough for me that it looks attractive. Whether it is effective in terms of its utility is not my concern. Looking good is more important than being useful. Good looks are their own utility. (Humor).
Since this is a beta version, there are likely to be bugs and glitches that need fixing. I will report on those once I have used it for a day or so. But if my past is any guide, I will just remain grateful that such technologies exist at all. I am not a whiner when it comes to technology because my benchmarks are low.
One of the much talked about features in the early reviews of Windows 10 is the return of its most popular Start button which seemed to be hiding in Windows 8 and 8.1. Clicking the Start button leads to you to a bunch of tiles that you can customize according to your needs.
Another feature I am looking forward to is the virtual assistant Cortana, a version of Apple’s Siri. I need a flunky badly and now. I will report on Cortana in a day or so. Early reviews suggest it is a fairly good feature. For someone like me, that it exists at all is good enough. I am not much excited about the name but will have to do with it. They should have the option of renaming the virtual assistant the way the user wants. For those of you curious about it, No, you cannot date Cortana.