Windows 10 is just around the corner, and in order to decide what to do about it there is some basic information that the potential user must know about. What does the newest Microsoft’s operation system have to offer?
From July 29th Windows 10 will be available for free for Windows 7 and 8.1 users, at least it will be for a year until the ultimate price is fixed. Until then, a technical preview can be downloaded at Microsoft’s official site or at software download sites such as Rocky Bytes.
Here’s, in short, what to expect from the newest version of the most universal OS:
- A new generation of products: stepping from Windows 8 to 10 instead of 9 is an intentional attitude to start from scratch taking the future trends into account more than ever.
- A universal approach: Microsoft’s most popular apps will work in the exact same way on every device. There is a trend to get real work done in portable devices and Windows intends to encourage it. The phones will have quicker access to the user’s favourite utilities and voice interaction will be more effective.
- Spartan: Spartan is the new Microsoft’s browser, that will most likely cause Internet Explorer to be left on the sidelines. It coordinates with other Windows services such as Cortana or OneDrive and offers new possibilities: marking up pages before sending them and commenting at a software level.
- Safety: Windows 10 will include a two-factor authentication method (2FA) as an extra layer of security in the current digital crime wave. The information that will be asked would only be known by the user. Usernames and passwords will not be enough anymore. The new OS also includes a data loss prevention solution.
- User data tracking: Although it is a common trait for many operating systems, Windows 10 has the capability of tracking all user’s activity and data and quickly send it to Microsoft.
- Improvements for gaming: Xbox One games will be streamed to PC, DX12 will increase the gaming performance and efficiency and the new DVR mode will allow the player to record the game for 30 seconds and then share it on social media.
- Cortana: Microsoft’s virtual personal assistant (the equivalent of Siri) will help users in desktops, laptops and tablets. Cortana can indeed get you out of almost any mess!
- Hologram technology: Apps for Windows 10 have been developed to enable ·D imaging and hologram projections.
- The Surface Hub: This 84-inch 4K touchscreen has been designed to take corporate meetings one step further, encouraging brainstorming and facilitate the process of video call meetings.