Microsoft recently announced the latest version of Windows, called Windows 10. Windows 10 was unveiled at a private press event in San Francisco and the event was not live streamed. One of the first questions that instantly comes to mind is that why Windows 10? According to Microsoft, it “wouldn’t be right” to call the new version Windows 9 given its importance.
Now since we’re past the confusing question “Why Windows 10 and not 9?”, have a look at some cool new features coming in the next release of Windows.
- 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.
- Start menu: The familiar Start menu is back, but it brings with it a new customizable space for your favorite apps and Live Tiles.
- Multiple desktops: Create desktops for different purposes and projects and switch between these desktops easily and pick up where you left off on each desktop.
- Snap enhancements: 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.
- Find files faster: File Explorer now displays your recent files and frequently visited folders making for finding files you’ve worked on is easier.
Where to get Windows 10?
Although the complete version of Windows 10 won’t be out until sometime in 2015, you can still get access to the technical preview. It is not available through the Windows Insider Program. Do keep in mind before you install is that it is not recommended for daily use since its still half cooked.