What are the features of Windows 10

Windows 10

The launch of Windows 7 was the starting point of what future versions of Windows would bring us in the future, although its immediate successor, Windows 8, was a real blunder on the part of Microsoft adopting the happy tiles that were not to anyone's liking . Windows 10 is a mix of both operating systems. The idea of ​​tiles is not bad in itself as long as you allow users to access Windows as before, through our beloved and beloved start menu. Windows recognized that error and released Windows 8.1 offering this possibility, but it was too late and users did not want to know anything about Windows 8.x

Windows 10 Features

New Start menu

Start Menu

This forced the company to have to get down to work and launch a new version, Windows 10, a version that, as I have said, selected the best of both. Windows 10 offers us a remodeled design of the start menu in which we can set tiles to quickly access applications that we use regularly but it also offers us the accesses that we have always had in all versions of Windows.

Although Windows 8.x was liked by very few, Microsoft has tried to satisfy both Windows 7 and Windows 8 users and has mixed both start menus. And the result is really functional and visually appealing. But if we don't want to see any tiles or the new Live Tiles, we can completely get rid of them and set Windows 10 to display as Windows 7.

Microsoft Edge

Edge extensions

Other novelties that Windows 10 has brought us is the new Microsoft Edge browser, a browser that offers us the possibility of enjoying a read-only mode, making annotations of captures that we make of the browser and integration with Cortana, the Microsoft assistant to name some of the most important.

Cortana always available

The arrival of Windows 10 has also brought us Microsoft's personal assistant, Cortana, with which we can perform various tasks that would normally require contact with the keyboard or mouse, such as the weather tomorrow, who is the president of the United States, what does Pau Gasol have, how many times has Rafael Nadal won a grand slam… The arrival to Windows 10 has been made after being available on the company's Windows Phone smartphones.

But we can also make use of a notebook to write down all the tasks that we want Cortana to remember us within the time established by us. These tasks sync seamlessly with Windows 10-equipped smartphones. This move by Microsoft for unifying information is an important part of the Redmond boys' plans for diversifying the use of this version both in the desktop version, mobile version, tablet or Xbox.

Universal Applications

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This is one of the movements that some companies like Apple could take into account. Windows 10 comes to us with universal applications, apps that can run on any Windows 10-equipped device, be it a smartphone, a tablet, a PC or the Xbox. This allows developers to build applications for only one platform so that they can reach a wider audience by just developing one version.

Continuum

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Continuum is the new feature for smartphones equipped with Windows 10 and specific requirements, which allow users to connect your smartphone to a monitor, keyboard and mouse via USB-C connection and a dock made by Microsoft. In this way, once users get used to working in this way, the laptop will begin to not be just another work tool, but it will be the smartphone that will cover that place.

Notifications

notification-center

Whenever we talk about notifications, we must bear in mind that they are very good at first but eventually turn into a nightmare, due to the large number of notifications that we may receive every day. Either by an email, by a system warning, by an update, by a Facebook or Twitter message, by a text message ... The Windows 10 notification center will allow this and much more.

Tablet mode

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The tablet mode that Windows 10 also offers us, converts the graphical interface of Windows 10 to a touch version that allows us to access all the elements and applications of the system as if it were a tablet. In this way, if we have a laptop with a touch screen and that can be detached from the keyboard, we can quickly have a tablet when we need it.

Windows 10 requirements

  • 1 GHz processor or higher.
  • 1 GB of RAM for 32-bit or / GB for 64-bit
  • 16 GB hard disk for the 32-bit version / 20 GB hard disk for the 64-bit version.
  • DirectX 9 or later.
  • Minimum resolution: 800 × 600

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