Understanding Technology

I have a computer that is part of the Windows Insider program (and the office insider program). You get the latest version before it hits the street. It is an older computer and one that I don’t use every day. The reason I am bringing this up, is the upgrade coming for Window 10, is impressive. I like to know what is coming, when is it coming before it hits the rest of the world.

1. I usually focus on here areas when it comes to updates. The first area is doing this to improve my security. For the most part, this doesn’t happen very often. But when the update is wholly security focused, I install it as quickly as possible.

2. Does the update create or improve functionality that I find critical (this is beyond security) new functionality may be something I want, have wanted for a while?

3. The last thing is new functionality – but something I hadn’t previously considered or thought I needed.

I am sharing these rules because they work for me. That is why I have a PC registered to the Insider program. I want to make sure that the upcoming OS, hits or doesn’t hit one of my three goals for upgrades.  I apply these rules to my other devices as well. But unlike a few years ago, I only have a limited number of computers running beta software (1). There was an time when all my computers ran beta software. That is no longer the case. I like to have a working PC the vast majority of the time, and troubleshooting problems that are not new aren’t something I like to do as much now, as I used to do! I also realize in publishing my daily technology missive, that many more of you, readers, don’t like to troubleshoot issues either.

The thing I have learned over the past ten years of a technology blog is two-fold. The first is that I have to avoid going too far into things that do not yet exist. I did for many years advocate crowdfunding projects. The reality of crowdfunding is things fail. I stopped doing that more than two years ago. The other side of technology is not everyone chases technology as much as I do. It is a huge part of my job, so I focus a lot of time on it. But it isn’t what readers do most of the time.

Thanks to everyone that reads. Your time and comments are welcomed!