Microsoft has released a new Windows operating system but instead of following its normal sequence and releasing Windows 9, Windows 10 was released as Windows 9 was deemed ‘Too good to release’. Microsoft states on their website that Windows 10 is the first edition in a whole new generation of Windows and is built for a “…mobile-first, cloud-first world…”
Windows 10 will be compatible with PC’s, Servers, the Internet of Things and Mobile devices, however they won’t all have the same user interface but will all form one product family each with a tailored experience. Program developers will also have a good time as there will be a single way to write an app which will work for all members of the family. There will be just one store for all the devices in the family where apps can be found, bought and updated.
There is a free technical preview version of Windows 10 for desktops and laptops available online at the Microsoft website for PC Experts and IT professionals. This preview will help give Microsoft more insight on customers’ needs before releasing the final version of the program. I know you’re itching to know what new features have been introduced, well here they are: 1) Our favourite Start menu is back but it now spiced up with new customizable space for Live Tiles and favourite apps.
2) All Apps Can Now Run in the same Window: Former apps from the Windows store couldn’t open the same way with desktop apps but that has been fixed and now they can be resized, moved, maximized, minimized, and closed with a click.
Snap enhancements: You can now have four apps snapped on the same screen with a new quadrant layout. Windows will also show other apps and programs running for additional snapping and even make smart suggestions on filling available screen space with other open apps.
Multiple desktops: You can now create desktops for different purposes and projects, switch between these desktops easily and pick up where you left off on each desktop, cool right?
Find files faster: File Explorer now displays your recent files and frequently visited folders making for finding files you’ve worked on is easier.
More Details will be out when the official version is released next year so stay tuned!.