After the hasty launch of Windows 8.1, Microsoft developers have been in the labs working on a successor, namely Windows 10. Before we delve into the world of Windows 10, let’s take a little trip down memory lane and take note of a particular trend:
Office 2003 downwards File option was there (For office users, you get what I mean)
Office 2007: File option was removed (Which was a pain in the behind!)
Office 2010: File was brought back
Windows 7: Start button was visible
Windows 8: Start button was removed
Windows 8.1: Start button was brought back.
Windows 8 and 8.1: Metro style start menu was introduced.
Now from the above, you will see that when Microsoft removes a particular option in any of their softwares and users complain, they don’t say: meh, they’ll adjust to the change; instead they bring back that feature that their users are craving for. Now in Windows 10, they do something completely different: they combine the metro style of Win 8 and 8.1 with the classic style of 7; in so doing they not only give the users what they want, they also put in a little bit of change (thus giving the users the opportunity to take in the change with a pinch of salt.)
Now taking a look at the main features of Windows 10:
- Metro meets classic
- Cortana (Microsoft’s virtual assistant)
One thing I noticed though is the fact that Microsoft is optimizing their softwares for touch-enabled devices (even from windows 8).
So in subsequent posts, I’ll give a detailed tutorial on how to get Windows 10 for your PC. For now just decide if you’re ready for the change.