Tech giant Microsoft revealed its latest operating system Windows 10 preview recently. The Windows 10 Consumer Preview made its debut at Microsoft’s launch event on Wednesday 21 January 2015, where Redmond announced multiple hardware and software updates.
A new build of Windows 10 will arrive next week, with the first build for Windows Phone coming in February 2015. A demo with new features will be released sometime within 3-5 months.
The Microsoft declared that Windows 10 will be free for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users for the first year but still pricing for official version of Windows 10 operating system is not declared.
Microsoft Windows 10 Specification / Features :
In terms of appearance, the task bar appears streamlined on Windows 10 and the Start Menu can be made full screen with a touch. Settings has also reverted back to look like the traditional Control Panel of old operating system versions.
When the keyboard is removed from a hybrid device, the user will be asked whether they want to enter tablet mode, after which apps switch to full screen.
Cortana – Microsoft’s “personal assistant” is coming to Windows PCs and will be accessible via a search panel in the task bar.
Spartan – Microsoft’s refreshed web browser – will arrive on PCs first before rolling out to Windows Phone.
Windows 10 for Phone will be optimised for use on screens that are 8in and the Action Centre on Windows Phone will sync with PCs, while the settings menu has been given a makeover with Windows 10.
The new Windows Holographic headset (‘HoloLens’) was also revealed, and will work with all Windows 10 universal apps. Universal apps include Microsoft Office, designed specifically for Windows 10 on devices including smaller tablets.
Xbox on Windows 10 lets gamers access the best of the expansive Xbox Live gaming network on both Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One. Players can capture, edit and share their greatest gaming moments with Game DVR, and play new games with friends across devices.
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