It is undeniable that the Windows 7 Operating system has had a splendid run for the past decade. However, just like every good thing must come to an end someday, the time has come for the devoted users of Windows 7 to lay the Operating system to rest.
Windows 8 and 8.1 came to disrupt the way the users of the Windows Operating system (OS) used their computers, and Microsoft has not looked back ever since. Windows 8 and 8.1 might not have had the best impression on many users, but both Operating systems led to the evolution of the awesomely improved new OS; the Windows 10.
By January 2020, Microsoft would officially stop supporting Windows 7, and as if that was not enough, here are five (5) other reasons why you should switch to Windows 10:
1. Familiarity: One of the major reasons most of the Window 7 fanboys decided not to switch to Windows 8 and 8.1 was the introduction of the new start screen and the removal of the start menu. Well, now, there is good news! Windows 10 offers the best of both worlds. The start menu has been brought back but, in the tile-style format of windows 8 that allows you to use live tiles. The best part about this is that you can customize the app tiles to your taste. Also, the overall Operating system has been redesigned to seamlessly support touch capabilities and keyboard and mouse gestures.
2. Speed: Windows 10 leverages on everything that modern technology has to offer. The new Windows operating system is way faster than its predecessor in terms of speed (this include startup and operating speed). The fast startup feature was already present in Windows 8, but it is well optimized in Windows 10 to the extent of it being faster than even than a similar Mac laptop running of Mac OS. It is no secret that for a very long time, the Mac OS has always been faster than Windows, that’s no longer true. Also, in terms of gaming, the new Direct X 12 blows Direct X 11 out of the water with its advanced support for low-level game programming for developers.
3. Security: I think it is safe to say at this point that Windows Defender Antivirus is one of the most powerful antivirus software in 2019 (if not the most powerful). Microsoft has also gone on to add newer, and effective features like Device Guard, Microsoft Passport, Windows Hello, Ransomware protection, and exploit/threat protection. Gone are the days when Windows asked you to use a third-party security software alongside Windows Defender, it is now a full-blown defender of your computer realm.
4. Syncing between all of your Windows 10 devices: This is a big win for anyone that has multiple devices that run on Windows OS, and these include tablets too. You can now easily pick back up where ever you stop on any of the Windows 10 devices you are signed into with the Timeline feature. You need to be signed in to your Microsoft account on whatever devices it is that you are using to enjoy this feature, but this way you don’t have to carry your work computer home, you can sync it to the one at home.
5. A new and better browser: Yes, even though I doubt anyone ever uses internet explorer at this point, you will be happy to know that you are no longer stuck with it in Windows 10. The new and improved Microsoft Edge browser is a wonder in its own rights. The Edge browser is fast, secure, and even has little quirks like being able to double as a pdf reader that makes it really worth using. The best thing about the Edge browser is that it is less demanding on laptops and tablets in terms of power consumption (battery life).