In the last few days I've spent a lot of time researching if I should take the free upgrade to Windows 10. The free upgrade expires on Friday, so the message on my laptop keeps telling me. There are so many pros and cons that my head is swimming and I'm tempted to stay with what I know and what has worked well for me so far, which in my case is Windows 7.
My computer needs are simple. I have a laptop; I write, upload photos, use the Internet for my shop, information, and staying in touch. I don't have a cellphone because I don't need one. My land line is enough. When we had a power outage once that lasted a couple of days, the only thing that worked was that land line, so I'm attached to it.
Still, I thought a lot about why I've been reluctant so far. There is much in the upgrade that I don't need and wouldn't use. There is talk of future usage payment. Privacy issues. Forced upgrades.
Oh, and also, it's not cool for W10 to take away Spider Solitaire - it helps me wind down - although I could purchase it and the other games it apparently takes away.
So my answer to all of this is to go and make some art. Or play some Spider Solitaire to clear my mind ;-)
Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown