The company Microsoft has finally announced its long-awaited Windows 10 operating system. The transition to this OS will be free for all Windows 7 and 8.1 users over the next year, with Windows 10 being Microsoft’s most complex and definitely the best operating system to date.
THIS DAY HAS COME: Windows 10 has arrived!
This OS comes with a bunch of new advanced features as well as improvements to the old ones. Below are some of the best features of the new Windows that you should switch to immediately. Here’s what you need to get started with Windows 10 and how to get it ready!
New start menu
The new startup menu is a mix of Windows 7 and Windows 8. On the left side, it will be reserved for a list of installed applications and programs, while on the right will be “live tiles” tiles brought by previous Windows. Best of all, you’ll be able to choose whether to use the full-screen start menu or just like once in the left corner.
Cortana’s digital assistant
Cortana has been available to Windows Phone users for some time but has also become available to classic PC users on the new Windows. The Virtual Assistant will help new Windows users organize their jobs, search the web, track flights, and more. It will allow users to control their voices.
Windows Store applications that run on all Windows devices
The Windows Store has also undergone changes. Now every purchased app will work on all Windows devices (smart phones, tablets, Xbox consoles, computers). For example, Microsoft Office will work on tablets the same way it does on desktops and the Xbox One console. This means that users will not have to spend time learning to use the same app on different devices.
Windows 10 will allow users to log on to their computer simply by looking at their computer’s camera. A project called Windows Hello will bring biometric passwords to the most popular operating system in the world.
Windows Continuum for Phones
One of the best features of the new Windows is the ability to use smart phones with this operating system as computers. Namely, when phones connect to a monitor, they will become real functional computers. It is even possible to use the keyboard and mouse.
New Microsoft Edge Internet browser
Microsoft has finally retired Internet Explorer and introduced Microsoft Edge , a faster and more advanced Internet browser instead . According to benchmark tests, even Google Chrome was beaten by this browser. Edge is also integrated with Cortana making it even easier to search and share sites with other users.
Improved touch but Windows 8.1 was a bad operating system for many users
Windows 8.1 was a bad operating system for many users, but it still brought improvement when it came to touching features. Windows 10 used the good things of its predecessor when it came to touch-friendly design, added a few new features, and made using the new Windows on tablets and touch screens even better.
Xbox One gaming
The new Xbox Windows application lets you play video games together, watch clips and compare results directly from your computer. It is even possible to stream games for Xbox One consoles directly to Windows 10.