Considering Windows 10

Have you made the switch?IMG_7508 adj 2to3

by Andy Scheer

I’ve not yet converted to the new operating system. I’m not sure I will.

It’s not for lack of opportunity. Many times each day a popup blocks my screen and offers two prompts:
—to change now
—to change later.
I click a third option: the corner box with an X.

The experience doesn’t make me think favorably toward Windows 10. As one who regularly reviews authors’ marketing plans, I don’t recommend a strategy of persistent annoyance.

As one who regularly reviews authors’ marketing plans,
I don’t recommend a strategy of persistent annoyance.

Perhaps I’m deluded, but I’m comfortable using Windows 7. I stuck with it when pressured awhile back to “upgrade” to Windows 8. I tried that system on others’ machines and saw no benefit. Likewise the “improved” versions of Microsoft Word. Experience gives me reason to distrust the company’s promises of new and improved.

I might be wrong. Maybe Windows 10 will enable me to work faster, better, more efficiently. Maybe it will brighten my teeth.

There’s a chance the new system will solve my real computing needs. But at this point, they aren’t perceived needs.

I see only a steep learning curve until I reach the point I can use the program efficiently. (After three months with the new version of Word, I failed to reach that point.)

Maybe I’m missing out on something great. If so, please let me know. For some customers, the best marketing tool is still a personal recommendation.

About Andy Scheer

With more than 30 years in publishing, Andy Scheer has provided freelance editorial services since 2010. He has edited fiction and nonfiction for publishers including Moody, WinePress, and BelieversPress, as well as for clients including Dirk Cussler, McNair Wilson, DiAnn Mills, Heather Day Gilbert, and Sammy Tippit.

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