10 Features you need to know about Windows 10

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Microsoft just announced that it is skipping Windows 9 and going ahead with windows 10. It looks like they just want to forget their horrible past with Windows 8 by taking a long jump and ignoring the logic of 9.

Well, Microsoft knew that they made many mistakes with Windows 8 and things didn’t went as they planned. Hence they have many improvements in their new windows starting with adding a start menu. Below are the ten features that you need to know before expecting anything groundbreaking from Microsoft

1: Start menu is back

Yes, the traditional Windows Start menu is back, and this time they have made it with a mixture of Windows 7 and 8. It looks mostly like that of Windows 7, but they have added more features like live tiles that can be adjusted.

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2: Newly made Task Switcher

Microsoft dumped the previous task switching style and created a new dynamic style so that users can switch between virtual desktops.

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3: Return of Desktop

In Windows 10, desktop will rule again. Microsoft has decided to run its Store apps in desktop view The view of desktop has also changed. One change that is noticeable is the new File Explorer icon and the additional Share entry in the ribbon, which as its name implies, let’s you more easily share files and folders with friends and colleagues.

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4: Support for Touch users

Microsoft is not letting its touch interface to go anywhere. The have improved their touch interface to give a new dimensions in technology. Microsoft says it wants to support touch users who have persevered with Windows 8 and “evolve” the touch UI.

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore said at the preview: “We want Windows 7 users to feel like they upgraded from a [Toyota] Prius to a Tesla, but they don’t need to learn a new way to drive.”

5: Improved command prompt

They say that they have improved their command prompt for better user interface, but what they didn’t say was that they will be adding a keyboard support for copy and paste shortcuts.

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6: Improved Desktop graphics

The best thing that I liked in Windows 10 was a better GUI as compared to Windows 7. Windows 8 have it, but GUI of Windows 10 will be much better. The leaked Windows 10 Technical Preview shows some flatter icons and thinner window borders — and we suspect we’ll see some further UI changes in later preview builds.

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7: Improved Snapping

The Snap function is also being improved, so that windows can be easily tiled horizontally and vertically. It seems this also ties into the Task View interface, too.

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8: Wi-Fi Sense

Windows 10 will inheret the Wi-Fi sense feature from Windows Phone. It will allow you to connect to a Wi-Fi network automatically by self authentication .The feature also allows you to share Wi-Fi access with your friends without having to actually disclose the password to your home network.

9: Cortana

Yes she is coming to Windows 10. Microsoft biggest feature till date, Cortana is a virtual personal assistant that will help you to give solution by understanding your needs. Cortana can assist when called upon, either by providing key information, suggesting actions and sometimes even performing them for you if granted the appropriate permissions.

10: Internet Explorer 12

Microsoft will add a new version of Internet Explorer 12 which will have a feature to add extensions to the browser. It will also have an improved user layout to compete with chrome and Mozilla.

It looks like Microsoft is in a hurry to delete the memories of Windows 8 from its users, and by adding more advanced features like Cortana they can surely do it.