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Windows 10

What’s Happening with the New Windows

Computer Depot Inc. is offering a free install of Windows 10 when it is released, for anyone who purchases a new laptop or desktop from one of our four locations.

I know what you are thinking: ” I just got used to Window 8, and I hated it when it came out. What will make 10 any different?”

So, we still don’t know everything there is to know about the new features in Windows 10, but we have installed and tried the beta, and read up on the latest news, and let me tell you the future looks bright!

The Beta: Initial Thoughts

Here is the biggest news….are you ready? The START MENU is back!!!!!

That’s right: that tiny little feature that Windows 8 and 8.1  was missing is back, and I am so, so glad to see it! The cool thing is that they are working the start menu into the start button, so you have the best of both worlds. You getting an easy starting places, active tiles, and access to apps from the app store all in the same place.

The new Windows looks very slick with features like multiple desktops, Cortana, Continuum, and a fresh new browser. That’s right…Internet Explorer is being killed off for something called “project spartan”. I don’t know about you, but I think it is high time Microsoft improved their browser.

The Features

The start menu, again, will feature live tiles that give you access to Microsoft’s apps, your software, and simplified directories just like the good ol’ days of Windows 7. Not only that, but you will have a choice. Windows 10 will offer the option of the desktop mode, or the familiar touch mode of windows 8.1. This “Continuum” feature will default a tablet to the touch screen mode, a desktop to the start menu mode, and hybrid system’s will “seamlessly” switch through both modes.

Windows 10 Features

Cortana, of course is Microsoft’s answer to Siri, and it will be a feature included in 10. I’ve never used or cared that those or the “ok google” command existed, but I’m sure some people will get there fare share of use out of it.

windows 10 features

As for the multiple desktop feature: It think this has been a long time coming, since Linux has been doing it for years. This feature will surely be helpful to those who do not have two monitors and are constantly switching between work spaces and programs.

I can’t really speak for the new browser, “Spartan”, as no one really knows a ton about it, but above is a short preview. Here’s to hoping that Microsoft is tired of people installing Chrome first thing on there new Windows PC, and they are putting out something of quality.

Will it be the Perfect OS?

No. None of them are, and it may need some tweaking in the beginning, but from the looks of it, Microsoft may be putting out a real quality product here.

So, let us know what you think of all this news about Windows 10! What are your thoughts?

Don’t forget to stop by any of our four locations to purchase a new computer, and with that a coupon for a free install of Windows 10 when it is released!

For the latest news on Windows 10, directly from Microsoft, visit the official page here.

Caleb Humphries

Tech Specialist and Creative Developer. It's all about music, break/fix, network architecture, and old video games with me.