Windows RT was the product of Steve Ballmer’s era, and under the guidance of Satya Nadella, Microsoft is aiming towards a lineup that simply makes more sense, so the future will be fully focused on Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, and smartphones. “They are unsettling because there are millions of users who love Windows and who are having their choices ignored, and because of the increased complexity put into everyone’s way”, he said.
Windows 10 is being offered as a free upgrade, making it possible to be available quickly on billions of devices.
This has led Microsoft to no longer bother with updating their browser and shed the name to make way for their new Edge internet browser instead.
Among the many updates delivered along with Windows 10, which launched on Wednesday, is the debut of Edge, Microsoft’s successor to its aging Internet Explorer browser. (Microsoft, in its own FAQ on the upgrade, not-so-subtly suggests it may be time for a computer upgrade if that’s the case).
Giving away Windows 10 may be proving to be a good strategy as far as getting the software out there. Rather than a simple desktop with the classic start menu, they introduced large, eye-catching tiles.
One of our regular readers, Aaron Hall, recorded a short video clip this evening of one element of the Windows 10 upgrade process.
I am writing to you about a very disturbing aspect of Windows 10.
“Yes, free!” said Microsoft.
Not at all, although obviously Microsoft is pushing quite hard for the existing Windows 7 and Windows 8 userbase to do so. But it also leaves off a lot of Lumias that are now receiving pre-release versions of Windows 10 Mobile via the Windows Insider program. Run the tool, and it should give you the option to either upgrade the PC you are on now, or download the files to a USB or ISO.
With a torrent, rather than downloading update records from Microsoft’s servers, you download bits of the documents from Microsoft and many clients like yourself.
You can stop it sharing updates on these types of connections by setting your connection to metered or disabling the delivery optimization feature entirely.
InformationWeek marked the July 29 Windows 10 launch with a visit to New York City’s Microsoft specialty store.