There's loads of content out there for folks who are fascinated in Microsoft's newest Windows OS. Rumors flying around and tech news round ups are in abundant supply. But most people don't care. All they care about is that their computer gets the job done. That's where I come in. I make sure people know enough so their computer gets the job done. Prepare yourself computer minimalists, here's all you need to know about Windows 10.
If you're running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 then you may have noticed a new icon in the bottom right of your windows desktop that looks like the image above. This is Microsoft peaking your interest in Windows 10. Microsoft has decided that Windows 10 will be released on July 29th, and for the first year, will be offered free to Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users.
If you click on the icon pictured above then a Window will come up asking if you want to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. if you put your email address in it will notify you when Windows is downloaded and ready to install(after July 29th).
My advice is not to sign up for this yet! I have signed up for it and will do the update as soon as it comes out. Especially if we're talking about your business computer, I would wait a few months before you take advantage of Microsoft's generosity. With any upgrade there comes unknown side effects with your hardware and other software that you have installed on your computer.
Windows 10 is looking good, but as with any upgrade, strategy is important. I'll be sure to release another update once I've made the move to Windows 10 and have tested every aspect. Until then, my suggestion is to let the icon sit silently for now.
Tim Dixon is the owner of Solve IT Security.