Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Is Windows 10 the Last Stand for Microsoft?

Posted by Suhel Sayyad
Windows 10 is finally ready to arrive. A lot of anticipation has been brewing since the beginning of 2015 when the people realized the operating system would be released to the public. Both the PC version and the mobile version are slated for release and many are wondering whether or not this is really Microsoft's last chance to silence critics and win over the disgruntled. To put it mildly, people are getting more than a bit frustrated over the bugs, flaws, and security problems the previous Microsoft Windows releases presented.

No, there is no major competitor for Windows on the PC front (yet), but the mobile realm is a totally different matter. Consumers have other operating systems to choose from. And in all honesty, if Microsoft keeps disappointing PC users, the landscape is going to be opened really wide for a serious competitor to emerge.
Is Windows 10 the Last Stand for Microsoft?


In the past, Microsoft could weather several of the complaints without suffering from suffering major losses in the market. Really, there was no where else to go because people only worked on personal computers and laptops. All that has changed now thanks to the arrival of tablets and smartphones. Two new operating systems emerged and they provide a lot more than successful than Microsoft anticipated. Those operating systems are iOS and Android. Those who felt more than a bit disappointed with Windows OS could choice to go with Android and iOS while spending time on a tablet or other mobile device.

Microsoft didn't have to worry too much in previous years since the use of mobile devices and tablets were limited. Today, millions upon millions of people are moving away from PCs and laptops and sticking with the other devices. Microsoft really has to deliver a winner with Windows 10 or else the an even larger segment of the consumer public may move on. A less-than-thrilling new version of Windows OS could lead a number of people previously on the bubble about sticking with the system to make the jump to a competitor and stay there.

No, Windows is not going to disappear if version 10 flops. Microsoft won't be in any danger of going the way of the dinosaur. What could happen is more and more market share ends up being lost as the disappointments mount. To help avert such a catastrophe, a lot of improvements are being made to Windows 10. Could the operating system reinvent itself with positive reviews and overall consumer satisfaction? Such a result is a possibility and all will be revealed fairly soon as the release date is soon to arrive.

There are some really cool features coming with the new release. A more mobile version of Microsoft Office is going to be compatible with #10. A new browser that, hopefully, will provide a long-awaited alternative and improvement over the supremely tired out Internet Explorer browser is included with Windows 10. Gamers are going to love the expanded Xbox integration. A ton of new features are going to be included and previous complaints associated with Windows 7 and Windows 8 are to be addressed through scores of new tweaks.

Microsoft is making the upgrade to Windows 10 FREE for those wish compatible computers and earlier operating systems. Likely, this bit of goodwill towards long-time Windows users could help reverse some negative publicity. Free upgrade or not, Windows 10 still has to deliver the goods in order to be well-received. A lot of work went into the development of Windows 10 so there should be some improvements. Microsoft won't be able to please everybody but, hopefully, the company will please enough people.

About Author: This article was written by Andy G, a tech geek and Linux guru from Austria. At the present moment he maintains firmware
and driver download website called http://www.helpjet.net/