Microsoft has high hopes for Windows10, and the world's users trapped by Windwos8 also can not wait for Windows10, but what about Windows10? Compared with Windows8, what advantages does Windows10 have? For everyone to introduce the win10 preview experience, let's take a look!
Windows 10's listing has been on the line: Although Microsoft has not announced the specific release date of Windows 10, but everyone knows that this company will be this summer Release this new operating system on a global scale.
Despite the bright future, it will take a long time for Microsoft to truly popularize new systems on our computers, tablets and mobile phones. Windows 10 doesn't have any new features. In the latest technology preview, Microsoft added some visual effects to it, and plans to extend the support of virtual assistant Cortana to include countries such as the UK, China and France. According to Reuters, Cortana is expected to land on iOS and Android devices in the future.
Microsoft also enhanced Windows 10 security. The company recently released Windows Hello technology, allowing users to use biometric authentication to unlock devices and replace traditional passwords by scanning faces, fingers or irises. Of course, this technology will take some time to be compatible with various devices, but a more secure account approach is clearly beneficial to all users.
All Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 devices can be upgraded for free within one year of Windows 10, and we don't know the follow-up pricing information.
A brand new "Start" menu
Windows 8 is a bold transformation of Microsoft's own operating system, but this version of the system "start" menu is full of controversy. Although the colorful dynamic tile can provide users with a lot of useful notifications and information, but this style is mainly designed for touch screen devices, in fact, people often use the keyboard and mouse on the screen filled with windows and applications. jobs. In addition, the Windows 8 Modern application runs on the entire screen, which does not take care of people's multitasking needs. Now Windows 10's "Start" menu has finally given us the feeling of both.
When you open a Windows 10 computer, you'll find a desktop that is quite similar to Windows 8: the taskbar and icons are at the bottom of the desktop, and the trash is in the top left corner of the screen.
But when you click Start & Start; & rdquo; you will find that this is a real "start" menu, the applications you use most often are arranged in a row. After clicking the <;All Apps" button, all apps will be "infinitely" displayed in front of you, and we can scroll through these apps in the same way that we have used since Windows 95.
Windows 10's desktop has been constantly evolving, users can build dynamic tiles on it into separate groups and add tags. At the same time, from the Build 9926 version, users can no longer drag the menu into different shapes, which affects the flexibility of the screen space to a certain extent, and hopes that Microsoft can improve in subsequent versions.
Changes in Dynamic Tiles
The dynamic tiles in Windows 10 have finally made a welcome change. Now that you click or press these dynamic tiles, the Modern app no longer opens the entire screen. Now you can freely drag these apps and pull them up or down.
Windows 10 lets you work smarter. After clicking the “Task Preview” button, you can quickly preview all currently open windows and applications. At the same time, the user can also start creating a virtual desktop at the bottom of the screen, and the user can separate the virtual desktop as a private space from the workspace. For example, you can work on the main desktop while browsing forums or playing games on a virtual desktop. Of course, the virtual desktop feature has been around for many years on Linux and Mac, but it's still a pleasure to see Microsoft making changes.
Users can use Ctrl plus Windows to switch between desktops. Microsoft added a small animation to this process in the technical preview last October. In addition, users can right click on the task view to move the app to a specific desktop.
The Continuum feature gives Windows 10 the ability to change the rules of the game. This feature provides a special interface for devices that can be switched between computers and tablets. Take the 2-way device Surface Pro 3 as an example. When you remove the keyboard, it will pop up a prompt to switch to “ tablet mode. Once selected, the app becomes full screen, including those traditional Windows desktop apps. Once the keyboard is installed, it switches to computer mode and the user can switch modes in the Action Center.
Action Center first appeared in the Windows 10 Technology Preview last October. This feature is quite useful, and all notifications received by users will be gathered here. In addition, there is a brand new "Settings" application.
"Start” The menu is a small search bar. Click on the search bar, click on the microphone or say "嘿, Cortana" can open this Microsoft Virtual Assistant. It can help you find files on your computer, set up task reminders or track flights, weather conditions and more.
At the moment, Cortana is not in the state of "Firepower", it is still an early preview. This virtual assistant is an important part of Microsoft's popularization of Windows 10 into all device blueprints. When users use Cortana on a computer, tablet or mobile phone, it will start to learn your habits like Google Now and become more and more useful.
The key is that Cortana will have the ability to recognize natural statements in the future. With a free Windows 10 upgrade, Microsoft will collect millions of users' conversations with Cortana on the computer to improve its natural statement parsing capabilities and handle increasingly complex conversation queries. In the future, Cortana will be able to answer “Who is the President now?” and “What is the name of the President’s wife?” such a question.
Windows 10 can run on devices such as smartphones and game consoles, and applications will drive its popularity. To this end, Microsoft is pushing for general-purpose applications that can run on both computers and mobile devices. For example, the new Photos app can scan images from users' devices and OneDrive accounts and bring them together.
Photos automatically landscaping photos, eliminating red-eye and over-exposure. If you want the original image more, you can turn it off in the settings. In addition, Photos also supports simple photo editing, although it can't replace Adobe's Lightroom, but if you're looking for a simple photo management tool, it's a good choice.
At the same time, Microsoft also added the Xbox app to Windows 10. At present, the function of this app is not perfect. It can only send messages to friends, view the record or watch the game videos recorded before others. Microsoft promises to bring a full Xbox Live experience to Windows 10 in the future, allowing players to directly use the computer to operate games streamed from Xbox One.
In addition to Mail, Calendar and the new Photos app, we don't know much about Windows 10 on Windows Phone. Although the application is versatile, some applications do not fit on some devices. For example, it is not necessary to install the camera application camera on a computer without a camera.
Need to stand the test of time
Windows 10 can't solve all the problems at once, but it has already made up for some of the shortcomings on Windows 8. "The idea that computers are becoming a past" has always been a pain in Microsoft's mind, and Windows 10 is critical to the future of the company.
Although notebooks and desktops still carry most of our work and entertainment tasks, tablets and smartphones have already reached the spotlight, and future operating systems need to fill this gap. To this end, Apple's response is to add calls and receive emails on OS X Yosemite, and Google's approach is to allow some Android apps to run on Chrome OS.
Windows 8 opens up our imagination for the future operating system, and now Microsoft wants to do something more right with Windows 10.