What to take into account
Small business client OS selection can be one of the more important decisions in its IT management. Should you be rushing to upgrade to a new “untested” OS, or just “play safe”
and keep everything on that “everything we need works” outdated Windows XP?
Fact of the matter is playing safe isn’t really safe. Using an outdated OS on clients that are going to be connected to your corporate network, and will more then likely be browsing the Internet is a security risk.
The reason we are not discussing another OS apart of Windows is that usually you will encounter a lot of technical difficulty trying to bypass Windows. Be it that Windows-only CRM your company uses, be it some pesky net banking or a lot of other “must have” apps you will encounter people using in companies.
Our general conclusion about Windows 10, is that in most of the things that really matter — speed, security, interface, compatibility, and software tools, it is a vast improvement over its forbears. General stability and performance has been greatly increased when compared to Windows 7 for example.
With windows 10, most of the drivers will automatically be updated by the OS itself, gone are the days when we used to search drivers of the hardware manually. Task manager has been greatly improved by adding disk performance and usage by process, now you can finally detect what is causing a client machine slow-down. If you never made the move to Windows 8 or 8.1, you’ve missed out on one of the best things to hit Windows operating systems in forever: Fast startup. There are even comparison videos showing that Windows 8.1 starts up faster on a Macbook than OS X. And that’s compared to a fast booting operating system. Compared with Windows 7, the newer Microsoft OSes leave the older one at the gates.