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Have you upgraded to Windows 10 yet? For those who have not and still using Windows 7 and 8, they might still experience the drawbacks of the latest operating system of Microsoft.
Windows 10 has several wonderful features but it also comes with worse aspects. And one of them is the feature that allows Microsoft to track what their users are doing.
The company is said to bring those monitoring features to Windows 7 and 8 computers. The updates were reported to improve customer experience as the company can monitor how you use the OS and send the data to the company’s headquarters for further evaluation.
These monitoring features, however, will ignore previous user preferences.
Good thing is that those monitoring updates are categorized as Optional. That said, you will not have them unless you give Microsoft a permission to do so.
However, if you have been a part of the company’s Customer Experience Improvement Program, one of those monitoring updates will be automatically installed by default. If you are not comfortable about the program, you can opt out. However, it is not easy as you need to go through plenty of steps to get out of it.
In addition to those tracking updates, Windows 10 users are also complaining about how Microsoft is aggressively pushing its Edge browser. When you try to download Google Chrome, for instance, using Edge, you will notice that the top search result has Microsoft’s recommendation, i.e. to use Edge. It has a Learn Why button to further push users to only use Edge as its browser.
But when you click on the button, you will be presented to a marketing page of said browser.
However, this is not a new tactic of tech companies. Google, too, suggests its users to use Chrome as default browser when they run Google searches.
The Edge browser is designed to fully maximize the features and functionalities of Windows 10. And this notification will only help users to know how these features improve their experiences.
IFA In Berlin
On the other hand, Windows 10 devices will be unveiled at the IFA in Berlin. The tech industry has seen low sales in the previous years as more and more consumers are opting for smartphones and tablets. Companies are now hoping that the latest operating system of Windows will revive the PC market.
One of the latest computers to be seen at the IFA will be the latest model of Toshiba – Satellite Radius 12. It is priced at $1,627. This is a 12-inch laptop with a 4K screen to maximize the graphics ability of Windows 10. It also comes with a dedicated button for Microsoft’s digital voice assistant, Cortana. It also features an infrared camera to easily identify users through their faces.
Toshiba will also display its latest Satellite Click 10. It is another laptop/tablet that lets you detach its screen so you can use it as a tablet. It is also optimized to work for Windows 10. But it will not be available until next month.
What do you think of Windows 10, so far? Is it of any good? Does it truly offer worthwhile features? Please share what you think through our comments section.