Hey, did you know that Windows 10 is out now? Did you also know that if you are currently running Windows 7 or 8, you get a free upgrade to Windows 10?

Most of the details of the free upgrade are on this web site. Essentially, if you install all the various current updates on your computer through “Windows Update”, you’ll eventually see a small Windows icon on your task bar. Clicking on that icon will give you a few options, one of which is to reserve your copy of Windows 10. Once you sign up, Microsoft will let you know when it’s your turn to upgrade.

Both my desktop and laptop have the tempting icon but I’m not going to upgrade for another six months. Despite most people agreeing that Windows 10 is way better than Windows 8, I think it’s somewhat foolish to be an early adopter for a new Windows operating system if you’re currently happy with your existing OS.

I’m fine with Windows 7 and I’ll let six months go by so other people can discover problems for me and they’ll be fixed by the time I finally upgrade. Who knows how many hardware drivers are still unavailable for Windows 10? Maybe that weird sex toy you bought in Japan that runs over USB won’t work if you upgrade right now. Better wait a few months.

I’m ok with waiting as historically, I basically skip over one Windows OS. I started with Windows 3.1, never owned 95, went to 98/SE, skipped over Windows ME, had Windows XP for what seemed like a decade, bought Vista but could not get myself to actually install it, happily moved onto Windows 7, avoid Windows 8, and here I am getting ready for Windows 10 in a few months.

Should be an interesting start to the new year, at least on the computer side.

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