Yey yey! Great day for Microsoft! The lastest version of the famous operating system is now available with a free upgrade for licensed versions of Windows. In order to break the cycle of bad version, good version, Microsoft promised this would be the “last Windows” and they will keep iterrating on this version to make sure it addresses all its users’ neeeds.
I have been personally using the technical preview of Win10 at work for more than 6 months now and I have seen how dedicated developers were to make sure even the smallest details are taken care of and users are happy with the new features. So in a nutshell, what’s new?
- The start menu is back! – with great search facilities and Cortana integrated
- Edge – Microsoft’s new broswer
- Task View – to have a quick glimpse at all your open windows on one screen, such as the good old Alt+Tab view
- Virtual desktops – create as many as you like now
- Microsoft Xbox app – to play your favourite Xbox games on your laptop, tablet or any other Win10 device
- Built in apps don’t run fullscreen by default anymore
- Switch between laptop mode and tablet more whenever you want if you have a 2-in-1 laptop
Overall, most people would recommend users to wait until the first version to be launched is stablisied, as there still are minor bugs that need fixing. With daily updates, I am sure they will be addressed quite fast and users can start forming their own opinions on what it has to offer.
I am very excited to install it on my Mum’s laptop and wait for her opinion on it. Even though she is not a power user, she will be able to spot limitations and differences. I’ll update the post as soon as I’ll talk to her about it in a couple of weeks.
For more details read The Verge’s review on Windows 10 or watch their video: