Windows receives updates all the time, why is this one important?Around the time of the official release of Windows 10, Microsoft has said that there was no official plan for a Windows 11 release. Rather than continue adding numbers to their OS, Microsoft stated that Windows 10 will receive a major update each year that will add new features to Windows 10. This is similar to how Apple has been sticking with OS X, now called Mac OS, for the last 10+ years. However, each year Mac OS 10 gets an update each year, with the current version being 10.12
What is the Creator's Update?From Microsoft:
The creator's update will completely revamp the Paint program, that has been largely unchanged since around the time of Windows 95. Users will now be able to use paint to create 3D objects. VR support for Microsoft's HoloLens will be available provided that the hardware can support it. There will be increased support for Xbox game broadcasting and 4K gaming.
There are new features to make it easier for users to communicate with one another as well. Microsoft has also announced that this update will add support to the latest wireless standard, 802.11ad
Any drawbacks from this update?Windows 10 has shown a very deceptive side of Microsoft. To get people to update, Microsoft released updates to Windows 7 & 8.1 that coerced or tricked users to update to Windows 10 unintentionally or unwillingly. It is unknown if there will be similar methods used for future Windows 10 updates.
There are ads integrated all over the place within the Windows 10. According to BetaNews, the creator's update sneaks in even more ads. The positive side of ads is that the update is "free".
The presence of ads -- promoted apps/recommendations/suggestions/call them what you will -- is to be expected in an operating system that was initially given away for free, but some long time Windows users will no doubt find them grating.
If I'm still running Windows 7 or 8.1, should I update now?
This is a difficult question to answer, as each user has varying needs and hardware.
There are some who predict that the adoption of Windows 10 will slow or plateau over the next few years. There are many factors contributing to this, such as Mac OS gaining users and Windows 10 upgrades (from previous versions of Windows) no longer being free.
Sources and for more information:http://betanews.com/2017/01/09/gartner-windows-10-is-on-its-way-down-grim-forecast-for-the-next-three-years/