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Windows 10

Most people I know who have been exposed to Windows 8 (or 8.1) do not like it much. Not much at all. Realizing this, Microsoft is rushing to get Windows 10 finished and to market-- and they want you to try it so badly that they are giving it away free for the first year to users of Windows 7 or 8.1. I was definitely in the camp of people who dislike Windows 8 until the many recent updates to 8.1 made it a usable operating system. This is not to say that there aren't still things in need of fixing with it, but at least it's stable. So, just as I get the multitude of updates installed and figure out where things are... along comes Windows 10, scheduled for an official release to consumers in late July of this year.

I took a machine I have at work and installed the technical preview just to see what it is about. I formatted before doing the install and only had to hunt down two drivers that had to do with the Intel chip set the machine has. The Windows 8.1 drivers worked just fine (I personally think that 10 is to 8.1 what 7 was to Vista: the operating system fixed). The machine has the latest Intel Core i5 processor with 8 GB of ram and a 500 GB hard drive. It seems to be more than adequate at handling the new OS, and I see no degradation of performance using 10 in comparison to 8.1 or 7 (which most machines of this model use where I work).

So far, even though it is but a technical preview and not even a release candidate, it seems smooth, stable and fairly impressive. More later-- as I spend some time using it. The new browser (Spartan Project now called "Edge") and Cortana (speech assistant) both look promising.

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