Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Microsoft Really Wants You to Upgrade to Windows 10

Have you upgraded to Windows 10 yet? Soon, Microsoft might make it hard to say no.

According to media reports, Microsoft is 'aggressively' pushing out notifications to Windows 7 and 8 users to upgrade to Windows 10. The Windows 10 download will now start in the background automatically, as it will now be considered a "recommended update" in its Windows Update system, but users will still have a choice if they want to make the upgrade.

Here's what a Microsoft spokesperson had to say to The Verge on the issue:

"As we shared in late October on the Windows Blog, we are committed to making it easy for our Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 customers to upgrade to Windows 10," says a Microsoft spokesperson. "We updated the upgrade experience today to help our customers, who previously reserved their upgrade, schedule a time for their upgrade to take place."

This comes weeks after Microsoft's announcement that next-generation processors from Intel, AMD and Qualcomm would only be compatible with Windows 10 and not earlier versions of the operating system.

What do you guys think? Is this the right move by Microsoft? Let us know on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Check Out This Interview With GIGABYTE's Very Own Sofos1990

One of GIGABYTE's in-house professional overclockers, Sofos 'Sofos1990' Oikonomou, was recently featured on OCTV's Overclocker in Focus series. Sofos is part of the overclocking team in Taipei, working with HiCookie to make sure GIGABYTE motherboards perform their best under the pressure of overclocking.

During the interview, Sofos discussed how he got into overclocking, his educational background, and where he sees overclocking in the future. 

You can check out his interview with OCTV here:

You can find the rest of OCTV's Overclocker in Focus interviews on their YouTube channel.