Windows 10 Preview Available
Microsoft has yet made another breakthrough after its Windows 8.1 release. Microsoft has taken a major leap from its 8.1 to Windows 10. When Windows 8 was first launched it created a major shift in user interface than was in Windows 7, but nevertheless Windows users loved it. It is also presumed that Windows 10 will make a great hit with its new features and enhanced user interface. As always Microsoft has intended it to be a top notch product and to emphasis this point precisely after Windows 8 we are going to witness the launch of Windows 10 and not Windows 9. Is the arithmetic progression a strategy to build up the energy in the voids? To which we can only say that time will prove what it has in store for us.
The technical preview of Windows 10 is heavy on tools for the power desktop user that businesses will want to evaluate, but the most important features will be visible later in the preview cycle. The early availability of the Technical Preview of Windows 10 is an attempt to produce a new version that addresses business issues far beyond the question of the touch interface or improved productivity for keyboard and mouse users. A technical preview of the platform is available and the full version will come out in mid-2015. One of the biggest attention grabbing feature is the start menu. As previous reports have indicated, the new build will have a full Start menu that will also include some elements from its Modern UI. While it will look different from the traditional Start menu, it will function much the same way. The new Windows will have a feature called Continuum that will automatically detect whether your device is hooked up to a keyboard and mouse and give you the Desktop UI without at all taking you to the Modern UI. This feature will also take you to tablet mode when you touch your display or, if you own a 2-in-1 PC-tablet hybrid, when you aren’t hooked up to a mouse and keyboard. That’s the central conceit of Windows 10; creating a shared user interface for smartphones to tablets all the way up to PCs.
One of the drawbacks of the Windows 8 was that the store apps consumed the entire view and switching between apps was not that convenient. The new Universal Windows feature will let you open up apps from the Windows Store that will appear in the same format that desktop programs do. That means you should be able to minimize or close Windows Store apps with icons on the top of the apps just like the ones on your desktop programs. This is Microsoft’s attempt to win back longtime desktop users who felt isolated by the touch-centric features added to Windows 8. Microsoft clearly knows that Windows 8 was hugely polarizing and it wants to make sure that Windows 10 has features that will make everyone happy. Windows 10 has made it easy for technical guys as well. For those technology enthusiasts, command prompting got a whole lot easier with Windows 10. Whereas before you would have to open a context menu and hit paste, now you can use Ctrl+V as you do anywhere else. There are many other changes as well, to know more about it keep following.