More about Windows 10

Jody’s Crew set out to find out more about Windows 10. We found that it looks like Windows 10 upgrades will be free. We are unsure yet if this will be free from any earlier Windows version than 8.1. We will keep our ears out for that. Right now you can download the developer preview version as we posted last week to test it out and provide feature feedback. Microsoft has been pressured into doing this because of Apple’s recent move to make Mavericks free and of course all their iOS version have been free.

What this will do to the industry remains to be seen. In the past, users used the next OS as a reason to buy a new computer rather than try to upgrade or they even found they couldn’t upgrade because their current machine didn’t have the right specs. Now with users new computers less often to get the latest Windows, we will most likely see computer sales go down.

We are sure Microsoft hopes that if people aren’t spending their money on the OS, they will put it toward updating/upgrading their software (Office, etc.)

IE Updates

If you haven’t updated your Windows PC in a while, you won’t be able to apply new updates unless you have applied your April updates. The June patches released last week cannot be put in until you download and install the patches from April. This effects Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7.

Microsoft had warned Windows 8.1 users that they had to apply their security updates before receiving any updates past June 10.

If you don’t want to add the Internet Explorer 11 updates, you can always use another browser. You probably shouldn’t use IE 11 if you don’t update because of security.

~ Jody Victor