Windows OS

Get Windows 10 Today

By Radame Hernandez

 

FiRa IT Services usually does not run behind any OS update. We have a well established policy to first test all OS on our own equipment and then recommend to upgrade or not based in our own test.

Windows 10 has been out for a while and we are now recommended to all of our customer to take the advantage of the update before the free offer goes away.

Here are some reason why you should do the update.

First. I t is free. Yes, I also remember that acronyms for the school as TANSTAAFL (There Ain’t  No Such Thing As A Free Lunch), but Windows 10 upgrade is free for all Windows user. Even if you have a not valid license of Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Here are the Windows 10 upgrade path. It means the version of Windows 10 you are going to get according to the one you have.

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If you are still a user of Windows Vista or even the retired XP you can take some extra steps to get your Free Windows 10 upgrade.

If you are on Windows XP you can upgrade to Windows Vista. Once in Windows Vista upgrade to Windows 7 and now get your free upgrade on Windows 10. It is worth.

Free does not mean forever.  And this is the part where you have to hurry up and do your upgrade as soon as possible. Microsoft has stated that the free upgrade has a time of life. Don’t miss out! The free upgrade offer to Windows 10 will end on July 29, 2016. Here’s how to get Windows 10 for free while you still can. (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10/upgrade-to-windows-10-faq). After that date you will have to pay for the upgrade. Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 Pro would sell at $199 and Windows 10 Home would cost $119. After running the system and the user needs to upgrade from the Home edition to the Pro edition, customers will be shelling out $99 to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro Pack.

FiRa IT Services also has written a blog explaining how to do a free upgrade to Windows 10 that can be reach at http://firaitservices.com/uncategorized/upgrade-to-windows-10-before-your-update-gets-ready/

If you still are not sure about upgrading to Windows 10 I am going to give some more reasons.

AS pcmag.com said a major goal of Windows 10 is to be familiar and not require learning new techniques the way Windows 8 did. From that standpoint, Windows 10 aims to give you the best of both worlds, embracing both familiarity and innovation.

One mayor feature of Windows 10 is the speed it comes with. If you are tired of your slow PC give a try to the new 10 and you will see the difference. It not only will boot faster than any previous Windows OS but also is lighter and run better. Microsoft has made a huge improve in its OS performance. The fact that Windows 10 offers that base-level improvement on top of all its other features is definitely something to be happy about.

Other thing to consider is that the amazing Start Menu is back. If you are a Windows 8 user you are dealing with third party software to have your Start Menu back. Well, Windows 10 has revamped it and it is back now in a mix of 7 and 8. It works pretty well.

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Other new
feature in Windows 10 is the new Microsoft web browser, Edge. The only way to have it is upgrading to Windows 10. Edge comes with Windows 10 out of the box. If you need Internet Explorer it also comes in Windows 10, but Edge is the default. Edge is really lightweight and fast and look like modern apps. Edge has improved compatibility and speed, and add a few helpful new capabilities like webpage markup and reading mode.edge

Security is also a major thing to consider Windows 10, especially the Enterprise users. Windows 10 inherits the Secure Boot feature and it so secure that requires any code that runs right when the OS starts be signed by Microsoft or the hardware maker.

Three new security feature for Windows 10 are Device Guard, Microsoft Passport and Windows Hello.

Device Guard is a feature that gives organizations the ability to lock down devices in a way that provides advanced malware protection against new and unknown malware variants as well as Advanced Persistent Threats (APT’s). It provides better security against malware and zero days for Windows 10 by blocking anything other than trusted apps—which are apps that are signed by specific software vendors, the Windows Store, or even your own organization. You’re in control of what sources Device Guard considers trustworthy and it comes with tools that can make it easy to sign Universal or even Win32 apps that may not have been originally signed by the software vendor. Read more at https://blogs.windows.com/business/2015/04/21/windows-10-security-innovations-at-rsa-device-guard-windows-hello-and-microsoft-passport/#cuYzcA1P7LgAV3SA.99.

Windows Hello* and Microsoft Passport, are two of the key features that make the System support for biometric authentication and enterprise grade two-factor authentication in Windows 10 and will help protect business data and online experiences without the need for regularly changing passwords. Read more at https://blogs.windows.com/business/2015/04/21/windows-10-security-innovations-at-rsa-device-guard-windows-hello-and-microsoft-passport/#cuYzcA1P7LgAV3SA.99

Last reason I want to give is the ability to use Virtual Desktops in Windows 10. For years, some of the more-sophisticated Mac users have found the ability to switch among several virtual desktops useful. Windows 10 finally brings the capability to Microsoft’s desktop operating system. In Windows 10, the feature is incredibly easy to use: You simple click or tap the task-switching icon thumb_Task_viewnext to the Cortana search box in the taskbar and all your task will show in the desktop letting you switch among them with incredibly ease.

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Don’t let it go. Go today and grab your FREE Windows 10 version. If you do not feel comfortable doing so, fine, hire us to take you to the net level of Windows OS.

It is safe to say that sometime after upgrading to Windows 10 some devices has to re reinstalled, but that is something that should not stop you from getting this amazing OS.

Become a Windows 10 fun.

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