So, we are up with the Windows 10. It seems quite shocking that the Microsoft directly jumps from Windows 8 to Windows 10 by skipping an entire version number or Microsoft really want to distant itself from 8th version.
Maybe that’s a quite harsh remark. Microsoft possibly has some genuine reasons to skip Windows 9 version. Though, it actually failed today during the Windows 10’s launch.
Instead, the more surprising news than the Windows 10’s name only is what’s new in the operating system, which is actually designed to soothe the customers who are already disappointed with the Windows 8 touch-screen spotlight. The news is, Microsoft’s latest Window is focuses at the keyboard and the mouse crew. Still, it can’t be enough to forget some development made with Windows 8.
The Start Menu is back
Since Windows 95, Microsoft has trained Windows users to begin from the Start Menu bottom which is present on the bottom left of their screen, but in Windows 8 they have replace the Start Menu with the Start screen, a full screen launcher with Live Tiles which they brought from Windows phone. The start screen of Windows 8 was considered to be an ideal for touch screens; however it is much more difficult for users to find the way with keyboards and mice. To bring up options and accessing to Start screen, you have to mouse to different corners of the screen, which is considered to be very complicated. In 8.1 Windows the Start button is added up by Microsoft, but that just sent you right back to the Start Screen.
Microsoft revives the Start Menu in Windows 10, after receiving so many complains. It is integrated with Live Tiles, so it looks like a strange mixture of the Windows 8 Start Screen and the usual Start Menu from Windows 7. A new Continuum feature will also control the Start button functionality depending on if you want to use your computer with a tablet or with a keyboard and mouse.
Basically it is primarily meant for devices like the Surface and Lenovo’s Yoga line, which can be used as both laptops and tablets. Once you allow tablet mode, the Start button will send you to a screen with bigger buttons, similar to the Windows 8 Start Screen.
Windows 8 (Metro) Apps Can Now Run in Windows
Oh such a sweet sarcasm. At last, Microsoft is putting its Windows 8 ‘Metro Apps’ in the actual windows too. Formerly, Windows 8 apps ran in a full screen mode, or you have the option to allot portions of your screen to those apps.
However, the Microsoft’s loom to Windows 8 Metro Apps is more of an effort to restore iOS full screen app mode, developing the interface somewhat similar to the one, users are already familiar with. On the other hand, Microsoft also made it hard to use Windows 8 apps beside conventional desktop Windows apps.
Therefore, with the latest windows, you will be able to systematize those fancy new apps similar to any other Windows software. Moreover, these apps come with title bars and you can freely resize them as well. Lastly, it is making sense for keyboard and mouse users to really run Metro apps.
Desktop PC’s are once again the focus of Windows
This is possible seems to be the biggest carry off for what we have seen of Windows 10 thus far. Once again, your true environment is Desktop PC, not the start screen or some full screen apps. Despite of the fact that, Windows 8 made the desktop experience similar to ghetto for all hideous, antique, non-touch screen Windows programs, but Windows 10 is entirely embracing desktop.
I am glad that Windows 8 is once again taking up something familiar. I actually want to give Microsoft some credit for the possibilities it took with Windows 8, however eventually that was a launch that promised more than it could convey.
Windows 10 is made for Multitasking
There were so many talks of people, about their experience of Windows 8. Microsoft usually mentions its fans when discussing about the Windows 8. Several features throughout Windows 10 are entirely devoted to more hardcore users. A new task view will let you set up different desktops for different uses e.g. you may use a different setup at home than you do at school or work. The Start Menu’s search bar is more powerful, with integrated web searching; and even the humble command line gets a few upgrades (which are like you can finally copy and paste directories using the CTRL + V command!).
I know plenty of Windows users who stuck with Windows 7 because it fit their workflow best. They didn’t need the Start Screen or any of the new features in Windows 8. Windows 10 appears to be specifically made for them.