Should you upgrade to Windows 10? You should if:
- You don’t have enough anxiety in your life. Nothing like learning a new operating system to raise dangerously low levels of stress.
- You really, really hate Windows 8. Microsoft set out to fix the mistakes of its earlier OS (The Start menu is back! Yay!). This is why Windows 10’s unofficial slogan is “Now, 67% less annoying than Windows 8!”
- You absolutely, positively must play Xbox games on your laptop. There is an export feature that allows you to do this, and evidently it’s pretty cool.
- You have too much privacy and want to received personalized ads. Sure you can opt out of Microsoft’s snooping, but as Alec Meer of the gaming site Rock, Paper, Shotgun notes: “…. despite chest-thumping, we’re-all-chums-here talk about how ‘real transparency starts with straightforward terms and policies that people can clearly understand.’ There is no world in which 45 pages of policy documents and opt-out settings split across 13 different Settings screens and an external website constitutes ‘real transparency.’”
The consensus seems to be that Windows 10 is here to stay, possibly for a long time. So, if you are a PC user, you will be using Windows 10. Before you upgrade, you may want to wait for awhile until some of the bugs shake out.
For a more comprehensive review with considerably less snark, watch the video below.