Re: What do I gain with Windows 10 as a blind person?


Gary King
 

Bill,
I don't think I'll be upgrading my current Windows 7 computer to Windows 10 in 2020. It will be 9 years old by then if it's still running. I'll just buy a shiny new computer with Windows 10, or whatever is the latest operating system, already installed. If I had a relatively new computer running Windows 8 or 8.1 though, I would probably take advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade.

Gary King
w4wkz@bellsouth.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill White via Jfw" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
To: "The Jaws for Windows support list." <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
Cc: "Bill White" <billwhite92701@dslextreme.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2015 10:48 PM
Subject: Re: What do I gain with Windows 10 as a blind person?


What you gain is that, in 2020, when you finally decide to upgrade, Windows10 won't be free anymore.
Bill White billwhite92701@dslextreme.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brad Martin via Jfw" <jfw@lists.the-jdh.com>
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Cc: "Brad Martin" <brad@formyfriends.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 08, 2015 7:03 PM
Subject: What do I gain with Windows 10 as a blind person?


Hi,

I've been following all this Windows 10 stuff with great interest, and I just have a question (with a lot of background first):

So FS says you shouldn't use Edge, you should use Firefox or IE. (I'm doing that now in Windows 7.) You can't use the built in mail program; you should use something like Thunderbird or Outlook. (I'm doing that now in Windows 7.) And you should use Adobe Reader for PDF documents. (I'm doing that now in Windows 7.) Reviews I've read all seem to indicate that Cortana is iffy at best.

So why should I upgrade again? I'm not being smart; I'd really like to know if I'm going to gain anything other than having a new operating system that I have to use in the same old ways. The only benefit I can see is that Windows 10 will be supported beyond January of 2020, where Windows 7 will not. Am I overlooking some wonderful new feature that should cause me to want to hurry and upgrade? Or does the old saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," apply here? I'd really honestly like to know if JAWS users in particular are finding anything beneficial in the upgrade, or if it's just something fun to do to your functioning computer to see if it will still function.

P.S. Anybody on this list from Louisiana and thinking Cortana, as in mall?
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