Windows 10 will be released this year, and Microsoft made many changes, with a lot of improvements from windows 8. This OS is now available in a technical preview version, and would be developed in the future. Here is some Windows 10 information:
1. After the release of technical preview last October, official release of windows 10 is estimated in April – May
2. People can try Windows 10 – Microsoft already provides its official technical preview of Windows 10, which can be downloaded for free. This is the beta version that does not completely work properly, but you can try using it
3. Windows 10 is free for almost all users, except for companies. Upgrade from a previous product like windows 7 and 8 is also free. Unfortunately for windows xp users, this upgrade is not available as XP has too old based system.
4. Hologram technology on Windows 10, first introduced in January 2015 – 3d imaging and hologram. It is very fun and useful if you can try this new technology, many usability and advantage predicted came from this Microsoft hologram
5. Universal office app is embedded in windows 10. The new universal office version, capable to run in all compatible devices including tablet and mobile phone. Microsoft do this to compete with their rival Google app and Google drive.
6. Cortana the windows assistant – female voice who previously worked in windows 8.1, will still be used in windows 10. It works simultaneously with other windows features like search, notification and etc
7. 2 browser features – as Internet Explorer seems very bad in performance, Microsoft considered a browser transition. They developed a new browser, the Spartan, but they did not remove their old browser, to keep user comfort while adapting a new browser
8. More gaming performance – Microsoft designed windows 10 to run new directX 12 API, which have more gaming performance and resources efficiency. Other ability is that windows 10 has DVR mode, allowing user to record its game for 30 second. DirectX 12 also allows to run in cross platform like Xbox
9. Windows 10 will allow running in any windows phone. This makes sense, implementing their vision to make one windows for all devices.
10. Windows RT to be replaced by windows 10, Microsoft slowly stops Windows rt usage, like on Microsoft surface 2.