Microsoft recently announced their plans for a new Operating System (OS), Windows 10, which will launch sometime in 2015 – no definite date has been announced yet.
As the most current operating system is Windows 8.1, you may be wondering why Microsoft is not naming their next one “Windows 8.2” or “Windows 9.” The reason is that Microsoft is developing Windows 10 to be a completely new generation of operating systems built from the ground up for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Windows 10 will deliver the right experience on the right device at the right time, and is slated to be Microsoft’s most comprehensive platform ever.
Here are some of the highlights you can expect to see in Windows 10:
Works on all devices. From desktops and laptops, to tablets, smartphones and embedded products, Windows 10 will be a “one application platform” for PCs and mobile devices alike, and will be the same across all devices using it.
Apps in the Windows Store will be the same for all devices. Window Store apps will be in the same format for all devices, so that all apps will run in a window, and will be able to be moved and resized like you are able to do with desktop apps. They will also have title bars at the top of each app allowing a user to maximize and minimize it, and close it with a click.
Familiar Start Menu with an added benefit.The Start Menu everyone is familiar with is back in Windows 10, with the added benefit of a customizable space for Live Tiles and favorite apps. The Live Tiles include news feeds and social updates. At the bottom of the screen, you will see a taskbar with icons, and a recycle bin in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
The “Snap” feature better than before. With Windows 10, you will be able to utilize up to four apps “snapped” on the same screen, making better use of space and time. And if you have available space with fewer than four snapped apps, Windows 10 will show additional apps and programs that are running so that you may utilize the space and snap more apps.
Two desktops are better than one. If you need to work on different projects and mutitask, you can easily do it as two desktops can now be open at the same time. You can simply switch between the two and begin working again on one of the desktops the same place that you left off.
New task button to quickly view all you are working on. The taskbar in Windows 10 will include a new task view button in order to see and easily switch between open files and desktops. Other new features slated to be included in Windows 10 include the ability to find your recent files and frequently visited folders more easily than before because they will be displayed in File Explorer. Additionally, the new OS will include Cortana, Microsoft’s digital assistant similiar to Apple’s Siri. Cortana would essentially add voice search and other voice-activated interactions to any device, including laptops, desktops and tablets, using Windows 10.
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