Windows 10

to summarize

Three versions, Desktop, Tablet & Mobile. (x86 & ARM)

  • New browser built from the ground up to replace I.E (codenamed spartan)

  • Xbox on the desktop (not sure if it’s just for smartglass or to run xbone games since it’s x86 with dx12)

  • DirectX 12 (also coming for windows 8 & 8.1)

  • Expanded start menu

  • Cortana! Whoo hoooo!

  • Apps now run in a window vs windows 8.1 where they were full screen

  • Improvements to the snap functionality

  • Charms bar is gone

  • Multi-desktop

  • Notification centre

New shortcut keys:

Snapping window: WIN + LEFT or RIGHT (can be used with UP or DOWN to get into quadrants)
Switch to recent window: ALT + TAB (unchanged) – Hold shows new Task view window view, let go and switches to app.
Task view: WIN + TAB – New Task view opens up and stays open.
Create new virtual desktop: WIN + CTRL + D
Close current virtual desktop: WIN + CTRL + F4
Switch virtual desktop: WIN + CTRL + LEFT or RIGHT

  • possible support for android apps (unconfirmed)
  • possible office 365 free version - internet connection required (unconfirmed) - google docs? :stuck_out_tongue:

And the biggest news for everyone:

- Free upgrade for Windows 8.1 users & a small fee for windows 7 users

The big reveal is on the 21st of January 2015 of which we are likely to see a consumer preview version.

If you own an Xbox one, you can stream the game to your PC with windows 10!

Windows 7, 8 & 8.1 users get a free upgrade to windows 10, you only have a year to do so.
Windows Phone 8 users get a free upgrade to Windows Phone 10.

Apparently it’s not unlimited. Only for a year for all platforms.

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Anyone want to buy a RPi Model B 512mb ?

Microsoft confirms: DirectX 12 will be a Windows 10 exclusive

One point update that Anandtech disclosed as well is that Windows 10 and DirectX 12 will be bundled together — D3D 12 will not come to Windows 7, 8, or 8.1. The free upgrade offer on Windows 10 will doubtlessly blunt a great deal of criticism that MS would otherwise have come in for, but users who can’t upgrade or simply don’t want to won’t be happy.

No surprise, that’s how they force gamers to upgrade OS’s.

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So… interbrand crossli or slifire.

Everybody running Windows now will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, even if your copy is non-genuine.

meaning that if you upgrade in the 1st year it is free or do they want to have annual charges now? i.e. like support fees?

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Interesting. So was this

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You have one year to redeem your free copy, after that period you have to purchase it.


Slightly more info on this “free” pirate upgrade:

Essentially, if your copy of Windows shows as non-genuine, it will remain in that state after the upgrade, however there is no information on whether windows will expire after some time or not. According to the article, Microsoft says that there will be means to address the non-genuine state of Windows via the Windows Store.

Something every phone should have 1min30 to 2min03

So the Windows 10 has almost caught up with IOS and MacOs

Microsoft have released an upgrade reservation program, it will come down via windows update.

You’l see a notification like this:

Wsus users will not get this update.

*Note: You have a limited time to redeem your free copy of windows 10.

Release date is rumored to be 31 July 2015.

I’m still waiting to see how much it’s going to cost.