Now that we have Window 10

Apparently there are 75 million devices running windows 10, which is quit something when you remember that it was only officially released a month ago. Xbox gamers alone have clocked up 122 years’ worth of play in this time; I’m not sure if that’s impressive or something to worry about. On a lighter side the Cortana, the digital assistant, has told more than half a million jokes to anybody who asked. Some of this comes from individual’s trying to ask the most bizarre questions they can think of; but it turns out that if you want a legitimate joke you just have to ask for one.

On the downside Chrome browsers are having some compatibility problems with windows 10. Apparently they aren’t too extreme, but years of trouble free chrome use it is frustrating to have to deal with slow response times and erratically streaming video. Chrome is apparently working on ironing it out, but simply reinstalling the browser might help. The fact that people still prefer chrome with its windows 10 teething problems over other browsers say a lot about customer loyalty and Chrome’s generally high ranking performance.

Of course the other browser option is the new edge browser, supplied in windows 10. Apparently far better that Internet explorer (which always had a mediocre reputation) the only ostensive downside to the simpler looking edge is the lack of a few favourite features form the past. But wait, apparently the Settings on the menuhas an Import favourites form another browser option. If you choose your old browser and click import you look like you might be in luck.

Wi-Fi still caused problems in windows 10, though this is no different to earlier windows systems. The situation can be improved by disabling Wi-Fi sharing; else, you will have to reboot.

Actually, disabling Wi-Fi sharing is one of the things we were advised to do the moment we had windows 10 up and running, the others were to customise the start menu, choose ‘notify to schedule restart’ in ‘advance windows update options, and check out the action centre. Action centre given you all your notification in one place, which everybody seems to like and prefer to the tile system on windows 8.

Windows 95 really was about 20 years ago today, and that was based on MS-DOS, something dating back to 1981. But those looking for a similar layout , a familiar user interface, will see that some things have stayed consistent up till windows 10, even if they had to be changed back again after the less popular windows 8. One feature we might take for granted is the start-up sound; for whatever reason it became iconic. 20 years ago the Windows 95 still had MS-DOS under its new User Interface. I can’t vouch for how much is left of this under windows 10, but a familiar UI suggests it has either endured, or was significantly influential in developing what we presently have.