Windows 10: An Expert Review (Pt 1)


pcr_brian_new1In this blog post, our Escalation Technician, Brian McFadden, reviews the newest and final release of Microsoft’s operating system – Windows 10. It is designed for PC’s, laptops, tablets and even Xbox One. This system was designed to offer a unified operating system that is fully compatible with all Microsoft devices from the Surface tablet and mobile phone to a desktop computer.

Some of the guys in the pcr team have been using Windows 10 now for months, before it was officially released, they were using it in its Beta stage. In the months leading up to and following its release they have seen so many improvements, updates and fixes and all have been pretty impressed with it’s power and performance. We put some questions to Brian to get a better idea of what an IT expert thinks of it, and here are his answers!

[Brian is quite a chatterbox so we have split this blog into two parts, we will publish the second next week]


Q 1) What is the main difference between Windows 10 and previous operating systems?


121227062526-asus-vivobook-touch-computer-monsterBrian: “Microsoft’s previous operating systems, Windows 7 and Windows 8, were too precise in the device they were designed for. Windows 7 was designed for a user to interact with a computer using their mouse and keyboard therefore those using touchscreen devices struggled to work with it. On the other hand, Windows 8 was designed for touch with the use of swipe movements and a full size start menu which frustrated mouse and keyboard users. Windows 10 combined these two ideas into a fresh new design, maintaining the familiar layout and icons. This is why so many people are now enjoying the Windows 10 experience.”


Q 2) What are the advantages of using the new system, for businesses?



 Brian: “We now live in a multi device age, where users are working out of the office or on the go and therefore require multiple devices to allow them to do so. Users do not want to have to adapt to different operating systems on their desktops and mobile devices; they want each system on each device to be consistent and familiar. This is where Windows 10 comes in. Each device has an identical interface with an extra option to enable a touch friendly interface, which basically makes buttons bigger and displays the start menu on the whole screen, like Windows 8. This change is a massive step forward from previous systems and Windows have even more features to offer also.”



Q 3) What are the main changes present in Windows 10?



Brian: “The first notable change in Windows 10 is the start menu which has made a welcomed return, but with a twist. The improved start menu embraces the Window’s 7 menu system, which displays recent programs and a list of all programs and an app that are installed in your system, and combines it with the Windows 8 tile system, which acts as a favourites section, for pinning apps and programs that are heavily used. Unlike Windows 8 all apps open on your desktop in a window, rather than as a single full screen app, to ease multitasking.”






bizanywhere-logo-smIt’s important for our team to share their thoughts, hints and tips with you, particularly now with our latest service bizanywhere quickly becoming the go-to model of IT purchase in the business community. The solution that offers the complete IT package with Cloud services, hardware and award winning support rolled into the one monthly cost per user, is driven by the versatility and powerful functionality of Windows 10 and it’s range of applications.

19th November 2015
By pcr

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