Microsoft has cleverly delivered pop-up invitations for free upgrades to Windows 10. Should you take advantage and become an early adopter? In my usual pragmatic manner, I advise against it unless you want to unwittingly become an early debugger too.
Let the big firms with in-house tech support go through the pain first. They can afford to smooth all the wrinkles and support users through the bumpy ride. Wait until at least the first service pack comes out. And following that, the software gets “good reports” regarding the results of the service pack installation. Then and only then should you install.
My colleague, Jennifer Ellis, is much more analytical in her approach. In her blog post “Should You Upgrade to Windows 10?” she spells out the specific considerations to take into account for each end-user and firm. Give it a read, to help you decide.
As always, I will post to the blog when I think the time has arrived to safely install Windows 10 for the majority of users who read my blog. If you go back into my historical archives of past blog posts, you’ll see that I never recommended installation of Windows Vista. As time passed it became apparent that it was never going to be a decent operating system. I suggested keeping XP going until the next generation (Windows 7) was released, and upgraded at least once. It turned out to be the right move. I also recommended the same with Windows 8. So stay tuned. I won’t steer you wrong.