“We’re humbled and grateful to see the response to Windows 10”.
At least one prominent reviewer was skeptical, saying the new OS was unlikely to boost PC sales or salvage Microsoft’s Windows phone business.
Microsoft claims Windows 10 is the most advanced operating system it’s ever built – but critics say it’s merely an apology for the flaws of its unpopular predecessor.
Windows 10 had been installed on more than 14 million devices by Thursday evening, a small step toward the company’s goal of an installed base of 1 billion.
While the scale of a free upgrade to Windows is much greater than smaller OSs have to deal with, the lack of complaints is likely due to the goodwill Microsoft has fostered with early adopters, and the fact that the upgrade is free. In Canada, Windows 10 Home is $149 and Windows 10 Pro is $249.
According to some users, there actually is one area where Windows 8 is better than Windows 10: The email app in Windows 10 doesn’t allow people to create subfolders when organizing their email.
The privacy concerns around Wi-Fi Sense also appear to have been overstated, as it asks you whether you want to share the password of a Wi-Fi network with your contacts when you connect to that network.
Microsoft, which unveiled Windows 10 in September, skipped Windows 9 altogether, to put some distance between the new system and Windows 8. The return of the Start menu after its absence in Windows 8 is a frequently-discussed topic among those people who are fans of the new operating system on Twitter, as is the addition of Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana. Explorer is still there, but Edge is the browser Microsoft sets as the default when you get a new Windows 10 machine. If you plan to do it on a later date, make sure you have marked a day before your 30-day-period is up. “Today, Windows 10 will be available across 190 countries as a free upgrade or with new PCs and tablets”, Tech2 quotes Microsoft India Chairman Bhaskar Pramanik.
This is not the fist time Microsoft has faced controversy over its decision to install a default browser on Windows. (Which you click will depend on whether your PC is now running a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 7 or 8.1; you can find this information in the System control panel.) Then, run the Media Creation app that downloads.