Yesterday, July 29th, was the day that Windows 10 became available for the general public. We’ve already gotten a couple of questions about upgrading and so Dan and I spent some time this morning trying to decide how to answer those questions. The first reviews (such as the one at Ars Technica) are pretty positive. Even so, the reviewer there recommends waiting a few weeks for kinks to get worked out of the system. One thing you can do, if you are chomping at the bit to get a look at this new operating system, is to choose one computer in your library to upgrade now. This will give folks a chance to take a look at it and give you a chance to get to know it before undertaking a full upgrade of all your computers. One thing to check first is whether the computer you want to upgrade meets the Windows 10 system requirements. If this update follows the pattern of Windows upgrades in the past, this should be a pretty good operating system and something we might be able to fully recommend moving to in the near future. For now, however, we are counseling caution and maybe waiting a month or so to get the bugs all worked out before jumping straight into the upgrade.

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