Windows 10 is the new Microsoft Windows Operating System and successor to the Windows 8 (and Windows 8.1) Operating System. It is a familiar and flexible computer operating system like Windows 7 with the Start menu developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems.
The most exciting feature for this new version of Windows update is that completely free of cost for any Microsoft user to install. Hence it will be free for one year if you’re upgrading from Windows 8.1 users while it’s completely free if you’re upgrading from Windows 7.
Classic Start Menu
Windows 10 brings back the classic well loved Start Menu. The star menu was absent in the last Windows 8.1 version. The start menu had been a signature feature of the windows operating system for as long as it has existed. Now the start menu is back in a fresh new layout.
Cortana is the Windows’ very own virtual assistant. Just like Apple’s Siri or Amazon’s Alexa, Cortana is an AI assistant that can not only follow simple commands like reading you the message you have received, but also entertain you with features like asking it to tell you a joke. It works like any other virtual AI assistant. Cortana is available both for PC and for phone.
Settings app vs. the Control Panel
Another fresh new feature in this version of the Windows is the Settings app accessible through the start menu. This is a nice clean user friendly way to manage your computer settings. Even though the settings app doesn’t contain all the necessary settings, there’s still the classic control panel for any additional advanced settings you may like to access. This is a beautiful amalgamation if one completely fresh modern feature and one nostalgic classic one.
Desktop and Security Improvements
This new version of the windows comes with a built in security system that receives free updates on spyware detection and protection against them. Microsoft security essential asks for no subscriptions or payments, nor does it “detect” threats when there are none that exist. The security system being from Microsoft itself is perfectly compatible with Windows and there’s no worry about the security system inducing viruses itself.
Microsoft have developed a new browser specifically for Windows 10. The Microsoft Edge browser comes with a lot of cool new features as well. It can read PDFs, add annotations and is integrated with Cortana for an enhanced experience. Microsoft Edge gives a very impressive contrast to the classic internet explorer.
The Action center is kind of like a phones notification bar, it shows information like the notifications or alerts as well as warning messages if something isn’t functioning right. The action center can sync across all your devices for am optimal experience.