OK, though I guess I should have specified that I only have a Desktop that presently has Windows 8. I receive repeated solicitations to switch to Windows 10 for free.
Can't beat the price. And if you decide to upgrade after the free upgrade period has expired, you'll have to pay a little bit (unless by that point there are free upgrades to Windows 11).
On the other hand, upgrades can go wrong. IF you are happy with Windows 8
, there is an argument for sticking with what works instead of risking an upgrade nightmare.
On the other other hand, probably most upgrades happen without a hitch. Do you feel lucky?
If you want to know the difference, Windows 10 is "shaped" much more like XP/Vista/7. That page full of squares in Windows 8 that you bring up by mousing to the corner of the screen whenever you want to launch a program, that no longer exists in Windows 10. Instead it is back to the old fashioned Start Menu whenever you want to launch a program.
Windows 10 has a bunch of questionable defaults that send all sorts of your personal data to Microsoft (though probably no worse than Facebook collects), and also settings that automatically
connect to all
wireless networks without asking
. It gives you the opportunity to turn all this off when you are going through the installation process, so it's no problem if you pay attention.