Apparently, the whole world has not gone gaga over Windows 10 and already installed it on all of their Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines. So Microsoft has decided to be a bit more aggressive in forcing that to happen. Sometime soon, the Windows 10 upgrade will show up in Windows Optional updates. Depending on your Automatic update settings, this may be enough to trigger a Windows 10 Upgrade.
Over the last few weeks, we have transitioned all of our web and email hosting clients to a new type of hosting server. The main factor driving this change was to give us better control of our email delivery. Under the old system our email IP address was frequently considered suspect for spam. This reduced the ability of some of our emails to reach some of our recipients. The new system gives us more control over some key email settings and also isolates our IP address from others who may have been using it to send out spam.
If you are looking for a new consumer grade computer, now until July 29th may be the time to buy. Why July 29th? That’s when Windows 10 releases. All the local stores such as Best Buy, Office Depot, and Staples, will be putting out the new Windows 10 machines on that day. Between now and then, look for deep discounts on their remaining stock of Windows 8 machines. These new Windows 8 machines will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free when it becomes available.
One question I am often asked is “How long should my computer last?” The answer is always, “It depends.” There are many factors that play into how long you should expect to use your current computer. Our expectations change over time. The software we use becomes more bloated. The hardware degrades over time.