My wife and I officially upgraded our laptops this month, which means we’re now running Windows 10.
Personally, I like Windows 10. I think it’s got all the best features of Windows 7 with a minimal amount of new junk that Microsoft threw in to justify a new version, and charge for it. Now, my wife is just happy that it’s brand new, and runs smoothly, while giving her access to her old files, thanks to our Western Digital My Cloud NAS, and is pretty. Okay, so she may like it mostly because it’s pretty, but also fast. I like the quick start and the fact that they haven’t made it impossible to find things, like other updates and upgrades have. But, the thing is, I’m pretty much what you’d call a “power user”, even at home. I don’t feel comfortable unless I can get down into the guts of the system and make it work the way I want it to work. To do that takes a little extra effort, but, thanks to the first tip in article linked below, I have most of what I need via “God Mode”. The rest of the tips cover everything from improving your privacy to controlling the look and feel of everything from your desktop to the menu.
It makes some really interesting reading, if you’re a geek like me, and if you use or are moving to Windows 10 at work, you can actually claim you were studying not goofing off!
This post originally appeared on Diary of a Network Geek.