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Windows 10 Making Up For Window 8

Windows 10 to replace Windows 8.

Windows 10 to replace Windows 8.

Windows 10 Beta Stage

Currently, Windows 10 is in the beta stage, with hopes of release in the middle of 2015. While right now if you purchase a new laptop or PC, it will most likely have Windows 8.1 as the operating system. There are several changes Microsoft has implemented into Windows 10 compared to Windows 8. The new operating system resembles Windows 7, which so far has been the most successful of the operating systems from Microsoft yet. Windows 8 had a poor response from users in 2012, during the launch, to the point where being the number one desktop operating system was in jeopardy.

Start Menu is Back

The start menu will be back on Windows 10, which for users that are accustomed to using the older versions of Windows will make it easier to navigate. The start menu will be customizable with live tiles that will give you real-time notifications and app shortcuts. One of the reasons for poor response with Windows 8 is there being no start button.

Apps

The entire screen was taken up by apps with Windows 8, multitasking was more difficult to do, in Windows 10 this will not be a problem. You will be able to use the apps in Windows with the new operating system, which will make it easier to multitask.

Compatibility

A very helpful part of Windows 10 is that it will be compatible on all your devices, like tablets, phones, laptops, and PCs. All the apps for Windows 10 will be able to be used on all your devices also. There will be no need to have different operating systems on all your devices.

Cortana

Cortana, is a virtual assistant from Microsoft that will be available on Windows 10 that will bring some nice features. On the task bar, next to the start button is a search box with a microphone that you tap or once the feature is activated, say “Hey Cortana”, and the virtual assistant will greet you. She will be able to set reminders, search files, or even keep track of the weather for you. The more Cortana is used the more familiar with you she will become, thus making it more useful. Cortana will be able to be used on all your devices and store all the information that are relevant facts.

Virtual Desktop

A virtual desktop will also be featured in Windows 10. This was able to be used on Windows by the use of a third-party apps. An independent work space can be made of all the things you have open. You can make a separate virtual desktop for example for gaming sites and forums, and another one for things related to work.

These are just a few features that will be implemented in the new OS, and shows that Microsoft listened to the people who use them. The upgrade for the first year will be free for users of Windows 8, 7, and Windows Phone users. So if you’re ready for a whole new look, feel and ability with a platform, this is where you’ll be able to find it.

 

One Response to Windows 10 Making Up For Window 8

  1. […] Upgrading to Windows 10 is free to many people. If you have Windows 7 or higher, you most likely have received a notification on your taskbar allowing you to upgrade. Free upgrade is available for one year. If your Windows version is older than 7 or not legit, you will have to pay $119 to receive the home version. Microsoft is hoping to have everybody on Windows 10 and off older versions. […]

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