Some of my friends are still using Windows 7. I also saw that many companies in Myanmar are also still using Windows 7. As long as Microsoft is giving security updates and other important features, it’s fine to keep on using Windows 7.
But only one problem would occur in user’s life which is becoming an idiot in technology who know nothing about updates.
Many people in Myanmar are not still handy with Windows 7. Windows 7 and Windows 8 has a too big gap in user experience. There are some added features. In Windows 8, you can still use shortcut keys, but you cannot easily find control panel and you cannot search like you did in Windows 7. Not only you, but also I can become an idiot if I don’t keep on learning and trying new things.
What I saw is people in Myanmar are hard to change their behavior and lifestyle. People are afraid of changing. It make them idiots who know nothing and become slaves of technology. Many people don’t know about security, privacy, and policy in computer. People can easily become victims of hackers.
I’m not only talking about technology. There are also many thing to mention. In business, in political, in lifestyle, everything are same. People are not changing.
So the question came up which is if Myanmar people will use Windows 10. If people buy laptops which have pre-installed Windows 10, people will use. But I’m not sure if normal people will take time to upgrade their windows from 7 to 10. There are lots of challenge existing. First is Software licence problem. People cannot afford buying licence version Windows OS software. Second thing is people are not having stable internet connectivity to upgrade their Windows. Third thing is people are not educated enough to using Windows and upgrading. Fourth thing is people are hard to change.
Only one thing will make people in Myanmar use Windows 10, which is if Windows 10 is having great features which will make users easy to work and effective to work. User effectiveness and convenience will also make people interest on the product.
By the way, Windows 10 is on the way to market. Windows 8 is a fail in the market. But we don’t know how Windows 10 will come. Windows 10 is the only platform for all Microsoft devices. It can become a benefit for Microsoft product users. People just need a try of changing.