Windows 10 is almost here!

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Windows-10So first off, I’d like to apologize for the lack of posting here. Last October, I wrote about Windows 10 and how it was the best one yet. Here I am on Build 10159, in the home stretch before it goes gold. Honestly, I’ve gone all Windows 10 – I’ve changed over every machine I have and hopefully this will convince you that Windows 10 is definitely not Windows 8!

First off, I want to stress that this post is not about enterprise! I haven’t tested in a domain environment yet, and I feel that would be better to do closer (or after) gold or around the time Windows Server 2016 goes gold.

So by now you’ve more than likely have received the update on Windows 7 or Windows 8 saying that you should reserve your copy of Windows 10 for free (yes, free as in $0.00). You might have heard bad things about Windows 8 – it hasn’t exactly been the most popular among users. I haven’t been much of a fan either. But you definitely should reserve your copy of Windows 10. First off, it’s free. Secondly, it’s great! It doesn’t suck like Windows 8.

It's similar to Windows 8... but better!!

It’s similar to Windows 8… but better!!

Cortana, Microsoft’s response to Siri, is included as she has been in the last several builds. One problem though is I had “Hey, Cortana!” setup and working just find in one build, but she don’t want to listen in 10159. Shame.

7-2-2015 12-27-56 AM

La la la la la! I can’t hear you!

Cortana is a great digital assistant though and I am glad Microsoft carried her over to the OS. She’s not nearly as chatty as Siri, but she does cooperate when you ask for some fun things.

7-2-2015 12-31-47 AM

However, asking her what zero divided by zero is isn’t as cool as Siri. Cortana insists on sending your question to Bing. Ugh.

No, you can't really expect Cortana to be your slave like Siri. Cortana is all work.

No, you can’t really expect Cortana to be your slave like Siri. Cortana is all work.

Anyways, there’s a lot to cover and my blog just isn’t one of those blogs… yet! Anyways, reserve your copy. Windows 10 is AWESOME.

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