In case you haven’t heard yet (I hope you have, mom and dad)…Windows 10 was officially launched today. As a small token of Microsoft’s appreciation, all or most current Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users get a free upgrade to Windows 10. Microsoft is acting like this may be the last operating system they ever create, as if it’s the one to end them all and Windows will simply “learn” as you use it in the foreseen future. I kind of hope so. I don’t like the way Windows 11 rolls off my tongue.
But what I’m really excited about is one thing in particular. And it’s not quite dead yet. At least not for people still reliant on ActiveX and extensions. Microsoft has finally dethroned its bumbling old browser veteran of 20 years from the limelight, calling up a new kid named Edge. Move over, Internet Explorer, there’s a new sheriff in town and it looks like it took a page out of Chrome’s book (no pun intended).
Yes, Edge is supposed to live up to its name quite a lot, said to be on the edge of modern internet browser capabilities. You can even write on webpages now, little kids’ dreams finally coming true. Though the team could have had a little more imagination with the logo. It’s like Saturn lost its rings and shed some pounds at the gym:
For the actual installation of the system, I had to wait until 6:00 pm to get the email that contained my Windows 10 installation. I had just come back from eating at an authentic Mexican restaurant when the message appeared in my e-mail.
The installation ran all night and I eventually was too tired to sit through the whole thing. I don’t have any pictures of my transition to 2015 computing but I can tell you it was a thoughtful experience. Sit back and relax I was told, but I fell asleep on my way to awesomeness.
Update July 30th: Now I open up my newly christened Toshiba laptop and discover my login page, which looks a little different. The conversion from Windows 8 to Windows 10 is now complete and my first day with it looks very good indeed. I met Cortana today but she’s not quite the scary android assistant I had in mind though I got her to say my name. The feature image is of my new desktop after the transition from 8 to 10. Note about the Apple logo background: I do not at all endorse Apple products nor is it a quiet protest against Windows products.
I am blogging from the brand new Edge browser and just to show you how it is a step above the rest, here is a picture of something I wrote on my blog with it:
Will those words hold up for good? Only time can tell. But anyway, I would like to welcome my blog and WordPress to the Windows 10 world. Happy trails.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Simply the Best.”