As the launch of Microsoft Windows 10 approaches, the company releases more information about what users can expect.
After uses expressed disappointment over Windows 8.1, the company jumped to their next OS: Windows 10.
A Windows Insider describes the operating system, saying it, “combines the strengths of Windows 8 with Windows 7.”
This update will make lives of Windows users easier. One of the things Windows is planning on do is making it compatible with different computers, phones, tablets and even game consoles.
“Windows 10 enables your apps to look and work great in all modes, on all devices. On 2-in-1 devices, your screen can be optimized to work with touch or keyboard and mouse,” said Microsoft.com.
This would allow anyone working on the operating system on a certain device, to be able to effortlessly work on it with another device.
It’s not just the features and capabilities of the new update, it’s also the design. Windows has gone back to some of the original design found in Windows 7, and even older operating systems, and taken the convenience and style of the applications that became so popular in Windows 8.
According to ABC News, “The operating system is intended to give apps a similar feel on all devices and comes with a new web browser integrated with Cortana, the company’s voice-activated answer to Apple’s Siri.
Windows 10 is all about convenience, and Microsoft Edge is just another way that they are making it happen.
According to Blogging Windows, “Microsoft Edge, is an all-new browser designed to get things done online in new ways, with built-in commenting on the web – via typing or inking – sharing comments and a reading view that makes reading websites much faster and easier.”
For an inside sneak peak to what the new Windows will be like, there’s an app for that. For Windows supported phones, either an HTC or Lumia brand, you can download the Windows Insider Program, and you’ll be able to see if the upgrade is right for you.
Another feature that Windows hopes to improve upon is their Wi-Fi hotspots. They’re in the talks of creating 10 million hotspots in 130 countries, according to Venture Beat.
The website also said that a Microsoft spokesperson said, “We can confirm that we are working on a new service, called Microsoft Wi-Fi that will bring hassle-free Wi-Fi to millions.”
This will be accessed through the Microsoft Wi-Fi app, available for multiple operating systems such as iOS and Windows. This was all announced on Microsoftwifi.com. A website that was up for only a short period of time, before being taken down. Now all that appears is an error message saying, “Microsoft Wi-Fi (coming soon)”.
Windows 10 is getting more personal, but not only giving it Cortana, but Windows 10 will learn your name, and greet you accordingly. As of now, Windows 8.1 has security features such as pin numbers and facial recognition.
According to Blogging Windows, “With Windows Hello, biometric authentication is easy with your face, iris, or finger, providing instant recognition.”
When the website was up, more information was gathered such as the service will be pay-as-you-go.
Windows 10 will be available on July 29, and available for free to users who have windows 7 and Windows 8.1, as long as they upgrade within the first year of the release.
If neither one of those options work for you, Microsoft has released their pricing.
According to PC Mag, “Windows 10 Home will set you back $119, while Windows 10 Pro will be $199. Windows 10 Pro Pack, meanwhile, which lets you upgrade from Windows 10 Home to Windows Pro, will cost $99.”