One thing I've learned as I've started to use voice controls with Siri, Google Now, Amazon Echo and now Cortana, is that computing with your voice is strange at first.
After all, it's a free upgrade until a year from now.That really depends on whether the new features matter to you or not.She also is the cohost of the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWi T network. Send her an email with your rants, rumors, tips and tattles. Microsoft's latest 'Redstone 4' test build, 17063, includes includes its promised Timeline feature, the start of Edge support for Progressive Web Apps, lots of UI tweaks, and several IT pro-focused goodies. For Windows 7, SP1 is simply a combination of updates already available through Windows Update and additional hotfixes based on feedback by customers and partners.Released in 2009, Windows 7 is one of Microsoft's finest OS releases, right up there with Windows 95, 98 and XP. Though users can switch between the Start screen and a desktop view, the two UIs clashed and confused users.
Like how Windows 10 corrects most of the misguided design decisions of Windows 8, Windows 7 was the OS that cleaned up the mess that was Windows Vista. You can count me in the boat of users who hated Windows 8.The best part about updating to Windows 10 is that it will preserve all your files, programs and system settings. As a safety measure, you should always back up your PC files before updating. Cortana, Microsoft's personal voice assistant, runs deep in Windows 10. You can ask her questions, have her launch apps and have her search for files.She understands natural language so you don't need to say specific commands; you can say stuff like "turn on Bluetooth" or "turn off Wi-Fi." If voice commands aren't your thing, there's also a Cortana input bar for you to type a query right on the task bar now.Or in this case, if Windows 7 still works perfectly fine, why update it to Windows 10?If your PC is still running Windows 7, you may be wondering if you should pull the trigger and install Windows 10.If you grew up on Windows, chances are you've developed habits. "I couldn't even figure out how to restart and shutdown [a Windows 8 PC]" says Sammie Lin, a graphic designer who switched from PC to Mac, and hasn't looked back.