After months of teasing, testing, and technical previews, Windows 10 is finally here, and it’s one of the best operating systems Microsoft’s ever released. Windows 10 weaves together the best parts of Windows 7 and Windows 8, adds a dash of compelling features, then gives it all away for free to current Windows 7 and 8 users.
If you want a brand-new computer to go with the brand-new OS, Dell and HP are shipping Windows 10 PCs right now. Acer and Lenovo are accepting preorders, but they don’t plan to ship until later in August.
What to do with Windows 10
So you’ve got Windows 10 up and running. Now what?
Oh, and we’ve also published a guide that teaches you how to use per-monitor display scaling to perfect your Windows 10 experience on a setup using multiple monitors of varying resolutions. 4K monitors are only getting cheaper, after all, and who doesn’t like to rock as many screens as possible?
Windows 10 holdouts
Not everyone is jumping with joy over the idea of upgrading to Windows 10, however.
Windows 10 feels like a welcome step in the evolution of Windows, unlike its predecessor. And if you’ve stayed put with Windows 7 thus far, Microsoft’s new operating system will introduce you to Windows 8’s awesome technical tweaks, too—but wrapped in Windows 10’s far more pleasant and familiar interface.
Brad Chacos spends his days digging through desktop PCs and tweeting too much. He specializes in graphics cards and gaming, but covers everything from security to Windows tips and all manner of PC hardware.