‘Will you make the move to Windows 10?’
Microsoft has put forward its new operating system for its current and future users with the aim for them to use it more than just a work tool, but also a platform that they love to use on a daily basis.
This initiative by Microsoft has undoubtedly been inspired by other vendors’ success in the consumer market, especially the likes of Apple who has far reached into its users’ homes with its MacBook’s and iPad’s. Microsoft’s challenge is exactly that – becoming an OS that is not just omni-functional, but also desired by its users.
With Microsoft closing its least profitable fiscal year in a decade this year, its chief executive Satya Nadella knows that he needs to turn the company’s focus away from products that aren’t necessarily desired by its users, prime example being some of its Nokia smartphones, to developing tools that will help consumers with ease of use with their current devices which have Windows OS installed – there are ongoing works to produce a computerised eyewear, slicker consumer apps and advanced tools for businesses.
Nadella has also led the charge on making the new Windows 10 features more user-friendly – the availability of popular apps such task manager Wunderlist, efforts to develop Microsoft Office and Cortana for Apple devices and in general free and more frequent updates for its user devices.
“We’re confident that these are the right levers to revitalise Windows and restore growth,” Nadella told analysts last week.
More on the new features that Windows 10 will boast are below.
The all-new and improved login system uses either a PIN or your face (using Hello facial recognition security system) to log you into your device – a more secure gateway than the traditional password.
Moreover, this initial login system processes your credentials to authenticate you right through to your installed apps and websites compliant with Fast IDentity Online (FIDO), a new alliance which Windows 10 is part of.
You’d be pleased to hear about the changes that Windows 10 makes to the Start/Search function.
It will revert back to the look and feel of the favoured traditional Start menu before Windows 8, whilst still retaining Windows 8’s fast search engine that is useful for finding settings functions that are buried under layers of menu items.
Windows 10 has brought Task View, a multi desktop multi tasker that lets users organise and work on open windows on separate desktops. Users can switch between open desktops simply by a few key presses or a trackpad gesture.
Windows 10 makes full use of your trackpad with this capability, and now even more seamless than Mac OS trackpad feature.
Amidst the ongoing gripe that web users and developers have had with Internet Explorer, especially in comparison with other competent browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Safari, Windows have released a new browser with Windows 10 called Edge, which aims to deliver the fastest modern browser ever released to-date.
Other features unique to Edge is its offline reading mode, web page annotation and sharing amongst your online network.
Another welcome addition to Windows 10 is Cortana – Windows personal assistant that was previously only available to Windows Phone.
Cortana is Windows’ competitive product which stands on par with the likes of iPhone’s Siri, Googles’ Google Now, and Samsung’s S Voice. It enables behavioural recognition by answering your questions based on things it learns about you and your searches on Microsoft’s Bing search engine.
Continuum – Tablet Mode
Having moved back to the traditional Start menu, Windows realises that its most recent move to optimise Tablet PC/Phone view on Windows 8’s user interface was a flop, hence it has opted to provide this UI in a Tablet Mode called Continuum. This way, your PC can operate both as a Desktop PC and a Tablet PC whenever appropriate.
Looking to the future, Continuum will potentially also allow your tablet PC/phone to run just like a Desktop PC when a screen and keyboard are attached.
Windows App Store
Another reason why the phone version of Windows 10 will be able to run like its desktop version is the fact that all of the apps running on Windows platform will soon be migrated, installed from, and managed by the App Store.
For Windows users, this means that users can soon run apps that are automatically and cleanly updated through the App Store instead of their own update processes. Uninstalled apps will also be wiped cleanly from your Windows devices, leaving no clunky files that will slow your devices down overtime.
WINDOWS 10 UPGRADE IS FREE FOR THE FIRST 12 MONTHS. THE CHOICE IS YOURS.
With Windows’ pitch to make its latest OS desirable and loved by its users, it also acknowledges that this change of attitude can take a generation to build.
Hence, for Windows users, this is the food for thought – not only will you be the pioneering users of a new and tested operating system, it also proposes to understand you, help you with your daily tasks and potentially make your older hardware run faster than ever before – you can get all these benefits that Windows 10 offers when you upgrade from your Windows 7/Windows 8 platform free of cost when you do it in the first 12 months!
To upgrade to Windows 10 for free today, follow the steps the link below:
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