Microsoft Windows 10 Preview

Microsoft on Monday announced that the latest version of its Windows operating system will be available on 29th July, 2015 for computer and tablet users. According to Microsoft, the new Windows 10 software will come as a free upgrade to people who already use Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 and also will be available in 190 countries.

Windows 10

Windows 10 will come pre-installed on Microsoft-compatible computers and tablets from July 29 and will be available for purchase later in the year. Microsoft has high hopes for Windows 10, after the relative failure of  Windows 8, which was rolled out in 2013.

Windows Family

Windows 10 is designed to work across all Microsoft devices, including smartphones, tablets, PCs and desktops, and even Xbox.

Windows 10 Upgrade Paths

Win 10

Win 7

Win 8.1

Windows 10 Home

Windows 7 Starter

Windows 8.1 (Core)

Windows 7 Home Basic

Windows 8.1 (Country-Specific)

Windows 7 Home Premium

Windows 8.1 w/Bing

Windows 10 Pro

Windows 7 Professional

Windows 8.1 Pro

Windows 7 Ultimate

Windows 8.1 Pro for Students

Windows 10 Mobile

N/A

Windows Phone 8.1

Difference between Windows 7 and Windows 10:

  • Windows 7 v/s Windows 10 – Start Menu

Windows 7 and Windows 10 Start Menu

  • Windows 7 v/s Windows 10 – Design

Windows 7 Design

Windows 7’s design is cohesive

Windows 10 Design

Windows 10 feels more disjointed and stark

  • Windows 7 v/s Windows 10 – Search

Windows 7 Search

Windows 7 search is effective but simple

Windows 10 Search

Windows 10 greatly enhances the features of search

  • Windows 7 v/s Windows 10 – File Management

Windows 7 File Explorer

Windows 7 File Explorer and copy dialogue are relics

Windows 10 File Explorer

Windows 10 File Explorer and copy dialogue is much more useful

Difference between Windows 8 and Windows 10:

New Features in Windows 10:

  • Single platform for smartphones, tablets, and PCs
  • Return of Start menus
  • New browser, code-named Spartan
  • Multiple desktops
  • Cortana personal assistant for desktops

Improvements:

  • Improved Command Prompt
  • Unified app store
  • Advanced menu for settings
  • More options for Task View
  • Revised File Explorer and icons

Though Windows 10 is currently in an early state of development, Windows 10 may not be perfect, but it most definitely looks like an upgrade worth having when it’s available later this year.

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