Windows 10 is almost here. Just over a month away, Microsoft is ready to release probably the most significant and important update to its operating system, since the release of Windows XP in 2001. Of course, the famous company has released different versions of Windows for PC and mobile, but this new operating system will be the first that will be used across all Microsoft devices, like laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets and even HoloLens, the company’s new wireless holographic headset and Xbox games console.
To be mentioned that this new operating system will also be the first system that Microsoft will offer “as a service.” This means that when customers will buy a copy of Windows 10, they will benefit of regular updates that will keep the operating system up-to-date.
This service will be received at no additional cost. However, the new operating system will also come with some new features, like the new Start menu that is like a mix between Windows 7 Start menu and live tiles from Windows 8. Also, there will be a new web browser, known as Microsoft Edge and Cortana, Microsoft’s personal assistant, which can be already found on the Windows Phone. This personal assistant will pop-up with notifications and also act as a search tool.
Jeryy Nixon, a Microsoft developer, said that this will be “the last version of Windows”, so the company is keen to get it right. To be mentioned that Microsoft has also released its “Insider” programme in September 2014, giving enthusiasts and adopters the opportunity to experience the new operating system before it will be publicly released.
“Insider” was also a great opportunity for Microsoft to receive feedback. “That feedback has just been incredibly powerful for us, because we get a real connection with our Insiders who are using it every day, and telling us the things that they like and don’t like,” declared Gabe Aul, head of the Windows Insider programme. “We’ve fixed a ton a problems and made a ton of changes based on that input as well – about 18,000 changes, on top of the suggestions and feedback,” he concluded.