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Windows 8 followed by Windows 10

Technologyby One magazine20/03/2015

Windows 8 followed by Windows 10

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The heir to Windows 8 did not turn out to be the expected Windows 9; instead, Microsoft went straight to Windows 10. What are the differences between Windows 10 and its predecessor?

The official launch of Windows 10 won’t take place until the end of this year – some patience is still in order. Windows 10 is the first step towards a new generation of Windows, according to Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO. Microsoft’s chief considers the new OS an integral part of the Internet of Things, connecting ever more objects. Windows 10 consequently doesn’t only need to be able to communicate with other pc’s; the myriad aspects of the internet of things, such as sensors and mechanical systems, need to be supported as well. Management and security will improve as well, to accommodate this expanding scope.

That is the broader strategy behind Windows 10. Thanks to the preview build, we could also gage the practical changes on the software level. As expected, there is the reintroduction of the Start menu, which makes Windows 10 look and feel like a blend of old and new elements.
One of the more daring improvements is without a doubt the ability to create several virtual desktops, as if you were working with several monitors. That, of course, is the core of Windows 10: an operating system that can be used across different devices. 

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