Combining the strengths of Windows 7 and Windows 8, Windows 10 is the last version of the most popular operating system in the world. Familiar and easy to use, it has a lots of similarities to Windows 7, including the old and missed Start menu. It starts up and resumes fast, has more built-in security to help keep you safe, and it is designed to work with software and hardware you already have. At the same time, it includes a good number of impressive new features.
- Microsoft Edge is the new browser, successor of the famous Internet Explorer. Faster than most of the currently available, it lets you move quickly from browsing to doing. Write or type notes directly on webpages and share them with others, read online articles free of distraction, and save your favorite reads for convenient access later.
- Cortana, your new personal digital assistant, works across your day and your devices to help you get things done. By learning more over time, Cortana becomes more personal and useful to you. Cortana’s also best at reminders, delivering them at the right time and place so you forget less and can do more. Ask Cortana to search for your files and programs, and even to look for data inside those, or on the Web.
- At the same time, Windows 10 represents the culmination of the platform convergence journey with Windows now running on a single, unified core. This convergence enables apps to become universal, meaning the will look and perform the same way on every Windows device, no matter you are using a phone, a tablet, a laptop, a desktop PC or even your Xbox console.
- The continuum feature allows users to switch between laptop (keyboard and mouse) and tablet mode in convertible devices. When you want to use only the touchscreen, tablet mode changes the layout of the operating system so that it becomes more touch-friendly. Once you connect a mouse and keyboard, or flip your laptop around, Windows will go into desktop mode. Apps will turn back into desktop windows that are easier to move around with a mouse and the desktop will be displayed again.
- Windows is also the first operating system supporting holographic computing. Together with the HoloLens (separate device), Windows 10 enables this augmented reality functions. High-definition holograms will come to life in your world, seamlessly integrating with your physical places, spaces, and things. Holograms mixed with your real world will unlock all-new ways to create, communicate, work, and play.