It's being pushed out by Microsoft to Windows 10 PCs in a rolling fashion starting last week. I got mine this morning. Here's what I've observed.
- It took more than an hour to download and install the update on my PC. Your speed may vary depending on your internet connection, your hardware and your software.
- Continuing change for the sake of change.
- "Several major groups of options, including networking, have now moved almost entirely to the new Settings app," (ZDNet op cit.).
- Cortana returns (It was wrong for you to decline to use Corntana before. Now you cannot turn off Cortana without hacking the registry. See here.)
- It was also wrong for you to fiddle with the privacy settings before. You have to fiddle with them all again to re-close the earlier loopholes and to close some new ones this update adds.
Microsoft wants you to think of Windows 10 as a service, where new features arrive as they're ready. They promise that there will be frequent "feature updates" as well as cumulative monthly "quality updates." I expect that it also means that we are in for:
- A siege on our privacy where every round of updates requires re-closing loopholes.
- Frustration when Microsoft decides that there is a better way to do something that everyone already knows how to do.