Best Of The Web For Windows Users - 26 July - 1 August 2015
This week Microsoft has launched Windows 10 and absolutely everyone has covered this product launch, including us. In this week's recap we have some down-to-earth reviews, analysis and opinions for you to read about this new operating system. Also, we have some news about Windows 10 Mobile and Mozilla's opinion about Windows 10. There's plenty of interesting stuff for you to read, so let's get started:
The Best Tech Related News
These articles are this week's most important news in Microsoft's ecosystem:
Review: Windows 10 is the best version yet—once the bugs get fixed - This is a very good and down-to-earth review of Windows 10, published by Ars Technica - one of our favorite tech publications.
THE STORY OF WINDOWS 10 FROM INSIDE MICROSOFT - In a series of exclusive interviews with The Verge, the team behind Windows 10 revealed how they're doing it, why they think it will succeed, and what they're working on next. This is the story of Windows 10 from inside Microsoft and it is worth reading.
Windows 10: A new beginning - A very good analysis of Windows 10, its strengths, weaknesses and challenges ahead.
Microsoft: 14 million devices are now running Windows 10 - Breaking down the math, 14,000,000 installs in 24 hours equates to 583,333 installs per hour, 9,722 installs per minute and 162 installs per second.
Here's what's next for Windows 10 - The Verge details what's next for Windows 10, including a first big update named Service Release 1 (SR1). Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans told The Verge that SR1 is due to be released in early August, possibly as early as next week. While SR1 won't include new features, it will fix some of the issues people have been experiencing with Windows 10.
An Open Letter to Microsoft's CEO: Don't Roll Back the Clock on Choice and Control - In a recent blog post by Mozilla to Satya Nadella, Microsoft has come under fire for the changes made to default settings in Windows 10, with Mozilla CEO Chris Beard going as far as to say that "user choice has now been all but removed" in Windows 10.
Microsoft confirms that these ten Lumias will be first to get Windows 10 Mobile - Here's the complete list of Windows Phone devices that will receive the Windows 10 Mobile update first.
The Best Tech Tips & Guides
We would like to share several tips and guides from other websites in the tech blogosphere:
Windows 10's Wi-Fi Sense is not a security risk. Here's why - Some tech sites went full Chicken Little over a Windows 10 feature that allows you to share your wireless connection without having to give away your wireless password. Ed Bott explains why this is just a false alarm.
The Windows Start menu saga, from 1993 to today - The history of the Start Menu in Windows, from Windows 95 to Windows 10.
Six Healthy Snacks You Can Eat While Gaming - Some valuable tips about what we can eat while gaming so that we stay healthy.
The Best Of 7 Tutorials
We would like to end with the most popular articles that were published on 7 Tutorials, in July 2015:
7 Ways To Run Programs As Administrator In Windows - Do you need a guide that shows you how to run any program as an administrator in Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10? Look no further and read this tutorial.
Top 50 Funniest Cortana Commands & Questions - Our readers enjoy humor as well as this article that shows how to have fun interactions with Cortana, in Windows 10.
How To Upgrade Your Windows 8.1 Or Windows 7 PC To Windows 10 Right Now! - If you don't want to wait for Windows Update to provide you with the update to Windows 10, God knows when, here's how to make the upgrade yourself, today.