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Today Microsoft has announced the name of its new operating system, Windows 10. According to Microsoft, the OS will run on a wide range of devices from tablets to PC’s, smartphones and the Xbox.
Start me up!
Yes the return of the start button makes its way back to Windows 10.
Some of the new features are:
The familiar Start menu is back, but it brings with it a new customizable space for your favorite apps and Live Tiles.
Everything runs in a window
Apps from the Windows Store now open in the same format that desktop apps do and can be resized and moved around, and have title bars at the top allowing for maximize, minimize, and close with a click.
You can now have four apps snapped on the same screen with a new quadrant layout. Windows will also show other apps and programs running for additional snapping and even make smart suggestions on filling available screen space with other open apps.
New task view button
There’s a new task-view button on the taskbar for quick switching between open files and quick access to any desktops you create.
Create desktops for different purposes and projects and switch between these desktops easily and pick up where you left off on each desktop.
Find files faster
File Explorer now displays your recent files and frequently visited folders making for finding files you’ve worked on is easier.
See more from today’s announcement from Microsoft
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I think that Windows 7 is probably my favourite operating system MS has put out. Although Windows 8 does work for touch screen fairly intuitively, it does take some getting used to with the gestures and navigation as a whole. One of the reasons we posted how to disable swipe gestures in Windows 8 in this post. Messing with the start button really through people off, hence the return in Windows 10.
So it will be interesting to see the adoption rates for the new OS, as I’m sure they will be much higher than today.
Did you switch to Windows 8, or were you a fan of 7 like me?