With Everyone thinking Microsoft’s time in the race of Modern Operating systems coming to end, Microsoft Announced it’s New Operating system “WINDOWS 10” on 30th September 2014. Microsoft Developers and loyal users are expecting some cool new features this time as it’s Major competitors are offering latest features and improved performance in their latest product releases. With OS X yosemite, Apple went a little out of it’s lines and adopted some useful features from Linux and also some android Mobile applications. While Google is working on improving the connectivity between Chrome OS and Android.
A Surprising New Name:
We’ve seen a lot of leaks about this new operating system (Code named – Threshold) and it’s New features. But one thing We can say for sure,Microsoft Took a great care in hiding it’s New Product’s official name which is “WINDOWS 10”. Seriously..!.. Windows 10..!
Microsoft Skipped The name Windows 9 and Jumped to Windows 10. When asked For the Reason for this skip, their response is that “This product, when you see the product in your fullness I think you’ll agree with us that it’s a more appropriate name.”
One ApplicationPlatform for all devices:
One store, One way For applications to be discovered , purchased and Updated across all of these devices. The developer Develops one app and it fits for all the devices. One Operating system for 4-inch devices to 80-inch devices. So the next update for windows phones is windows 10.
NEW HYBRID STARTMENU:
This time the start button won’t bring the start screen. It gives a Hybrid start menu. Half menu and half tile screen. The tile screen on the start menu has pinned apps and options to shutdown and restart the system.We can resize the tiles, customize them, remove or add the apps we want.
Improved Search Experience:
The Start Menu Comes with Improved search functionality which they call “universal Search” which results not only results from the Local storage but also from the Web.
The Tiles and icons are a hybrid of Classic apps from the windows 7 and it’s previous versions and the new universal Apps. The snap view functionality from windows 7 now works in windows 10.
Improved Multi Tasking Functionality:
A new Button for Multi tasking Functionality is present on the Task bar called “TASK VIEW”. When You Click on it. It shows all the apps running currently (Just like in OS X). It offers a multiple desktop view at the bottom of the Interface. You can switch across multiple desktops(virtual desktops which are already present in OS X and Linux) with multiple apps running in their own separate Areas.
The new “snap assist” is present to where you can grab the apps for multiple desktops.
Improved Command Prompt:
The New OS offers a update for command prompt. Though it looks the same, The CMD now supports cut,copy,paste options directly using the keyboard shortcuts or by using Context menu (Right Click Menu) using the Mouse.
For Touch Users:
Windows Charms is still present, And all the above Functionalities mentioned are supported for touch devices with Swipe Functionalities. For example, The Task view Functionality can accessed by Swiping In from left of the screen.
Large Buttons for Touch Friendly functionality has been provided. And For Two in One’s Like Lenovo yoga pads, surface pro’s which work both as a tablet and a laptop, There’s a new Design for start screen & they call it “CONTINUUM”. The Start screen automatically switches based on the Touch and Keyboard Inputs.
The technical Preview build for laptops and desktops will be available from tomorrow, i.e on 1st October 2014. The Technical Preview build for Servers will follow after this release. The shipping will be started in 2015 & There’s no official news on Update pricing whether the new update will be completely free or not.
Pic Credits to : Tech crunch and The Verge.