Microsoft has released the successor to its previous version of Window i.e. Windows 8 in high hopes that can continue the windows legacy left behind by its predecessor. According to a Microsoft Windows insider,
Windows 10 is familiar and easy to use, with lots of similarities to Windows 7 including the Start menu. It starts up and resumes fast, has more built-in security to help keep you safe, and is designed to work with software and hardware you already have.
This combines the strengths of Windows 8 with Windows 7.
As per the Microsoft website, they have made the new Windows 10 features fast and easy to use, according to them,
- With the familiar Start menu, Taskbar and Desktop you’re already an expert and Live Tiles provide streaming updates of what matters most to you, instantly.
Windows 10 is designed to be compatible with the hardware, software and peripherals you already own.
Free updates help keep you current on features and security updates.
With OneDrive online storage, you can easily share and keep your files up to date across all your devices, simply.
2) Offering enhanced Windows Defender and Smart Screen to help safeguard against viruses, malware and phishing.
Windows Hello** greets you by name, providing a fast, secured, password-free way to log in.
3) Voice, Pen and Gesture input allow you to more naturally interact with your PC.
Windows 10 is designed to run Office and Skype perfectly to increase your productivity. New Office Mobile apps on Windows 10 – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote – are available today in the Windows Store. Built for on-the-go scenarios, the Office Mobile apps offer a consistent, touch-first experience for small tablets. Full featured OneNote comes installed with Windows 10 for your digital note-taking needs. The upcoming release of Office desktop apps (Office 2016) will offer the richest feature set for professional content creation, designed for the precision of a keyboard and mouse.
Cortona*** is your personal digital assistant making it easy to find the right information at the right time.
You can easily switch between apps and stay organized with Snap and Task View.
Continuum optimizes your apps and experience beautifully across touch and desktop modes.
4) The integrated Xbox App delivers the Xbox experience to Windows 10, bringing together your friends, games, and accomplishments across Xbox One and Windows 10 devices.
The Companion Phone app lets you set up your iPhone, Android or Windows phone to work seamlessly with your Windows device.
Windows powers the most innovative devices today and tomorrow – from phones to tablets to PCs to HoloLens.
Built-in apps including Photos, Maps, Microsoft’s new music app Groove, and Movies & TV, offer entertainment and productivity options.
Why windows 10 is better than windows 8
1) Windows apps open as windows
Apps for Windows 8 were designed to take up the full screen, just like tablets. Although you could split the screen, apps could be placed only side by side, not top to bottom, as you’d probably want when having email and streaming video open at once.
Windows 10 restores resizing for all apps, touch or not. It sounds cosmetic, but it makes a big difference in fitting in with your workflow.
2) Single start screen
With Windows 8, the corner start button in desktop mode got you to a full-screen, graphical start page in tablet mode. You had to return to the desktop mode to run an older app, even though you were sent to tablet mode to launch it.
With Windows 10, the start button functions the way it did with Windows 7 and earlier. The graphical start page from Windows 8 is embedded in that start button, so that it feels modern without making you chuck old habits. You can still get a full-screen start page, but it’s not forced on you.
3) Single browser
Internet Explorer is gone, replaced by Edge. You get some functional improvements, such as a virtual marker to draw arrows or circle an entry on a Web page to share over email, Facebook and other means.
Even better, you no longer have separate browsers for desktop and tablet modes. With Windows 8, when you opened a website in desktop mode, it didn’t show up in tablet mode. You had to open it again. With Windows 10, it’s a unified browser, so you pick up where you leave off if you switch modes.
4) Borrowing from phones
While Windows 8 tried too hard to adopt features from mobile devices, Windows 10 brings two features that make sense.
An Action Center offers quick access to settings such as Wi-Fi, brightness and “quiet hours” — a way to suspend notifications and sounds if, say, you’re giving a presentation.
Cortana, the voice assistant akin to Google Now and Apple’s Siri, comes to Windows PCs. Because you might feel awkward talking to your computer, you have the option of typing in commands, such as “Remind me to get milk.”
Cortana is integrated with the Edge browser, too. Right-click to ask Cortana to define a word or provide a restaurant’s hours of operation. A Cortana window temporarily slides over with that nugget of information so you don’t clutter your browser with opened tabs.
5) Laptops work on the go
As Microsoft shifts its focus to online services, it has been steering users to store files on its OneDrive online storage service. As with Dropbox and Google Drive, OneDrive typically keeps copies of all your files on your computer so you have them while offline. Any changes you make sync with the service once you’re back online.
That changed with Windows 8. Copies were grabbed from the Internet only when you needed them, which meant files weren’t always available when using laptops on the go, away from Wi-Fi. Windows 10 restores the approach of keeping copies of everything, unless you limit that because you’re low on storage.
Price and availability
Windows 10 will be available to its users at a price of $119. The Pro version will be around $199, and upgrading from Home to Pro will cost$99.