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Windows 10


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Windows 10 won’t be launching for quite a while but we already know a lot about Microsoft’s upcoming OS. From Xbox for Windows and Cortana for desktop to a resurrected Start Menu and new multitasking tools, the new platform will offer a bevy of new features. These are the 10 best.

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Windows 10

  1. 1. Dept. of IT, AITS 1
  2. 2. Contents • What is an Operating System? • History • New Features • System Requirements • Conclusion • References Dept. of IT, AITS 2
  3. 3. What is an Operating System? • An Operating system is a software that manages computer hardware and software resources and provides common services for computer programs. • The operating system is an essential component of the software system. • Application programs usually require an operating system to function. Dept. of IT, AITS 3
  4. 4. History Dept. of IT, AITS 1 Dept. of IT, AITS 4
  5. 5. New Features • Start Menu • One Windows for all devices • Cortana • Xbox App • Project Spartan Browser • Improved Multitasking • Snap assist • universal apps can be windowed • Action Center • Continuum Dept. of IT, AITS 5
  6. 6. Start Menu • when click on the Start button at the bottom left of the screen, you get two panels side by side, with the left column showing pinned, recently added and most-used apps. • The right column features a selection of live tiles that you can customize, resize and reorganize. • We can have the Start Menu expand to full screen whenever we want. Dept. of IT, AITS 6
  7. 7. One Window for all Devices • Windows 10 is meant to unify desktop PCs, Windows tablets and Windows smartphones with one interface, one way of operating and one account. • Microsoft is using Windows 10 to attempt to unify its various software platforms across different devices under one Windows brand. Dept. of IT, AITS 7
  8. 8. Cortana • We will be able to search your hard drive for specific folders and files. • Cortana is able to send emails while you’re working on a spreadsheet, making multi-tasking much easier. • Windows 10 will bring Microsoft’s voice-controlled digital assistant Cortana, to make it easier for you to interact with your device without lifting a finger. Dept. of IT, AITS 8
  9. 9. Xbox App • The new operating system will support Xbox game streaming, with improved speed and graphics performance by DirectX 12 support. • The app also lets you to record, edit and share your activities in the game. • You’ll also be able to join your friends and see your friends’ activity via Xbox. • You will soon be able to play any Xbox One game on your PC or tablet, with the Xbox app for windows 10. Dept. of IT, AITS 9
  10. 10. Project Spartan Browser • New features include PDF support, a reading mode that improves the layout of long articles, and a new note taking feature. • Project Spartan lets you scribble on any page and share your comments with your friends through social networks. • Project Spartan will feature Cortana support within the browser, so she can pull contextual information from the sites • Internet Explorer will be replaced by the newly announced Project Spartan. Dept. of IT, AITS 10
  11. 11. Improved Multi Tasking • Instead of having multiple windows open on top of each other on one desktop, you can set up a whole other virtual desktop for those programs to reside in. • A new Multiple Desktops feature lets you run another set of windows as if on another screen. Dept. of IT, AITS 11
  12. 12. Snap Assist • Microsoft also updated its Snap View multitasking feature to let you windows to the four corners of your screen. Dept. of IT, AITS 12
  13. 13. Universal apps can be Windowed • Universal apps, which previously only operated in full-screen mode, can now be used in traditional windows on the desktop. Dept. of IT, AITS 13
  14. 14. Action Settings • It collects alerts from your device from all your apps, similar to the notifications drawers like in our smartphones. • Windows 10 will provide a new way to look at all your notifications in one place. Dept. of IT, AITS 14
  15. 15. Continuum • If you remove the keyboard/mouse, a notification will pop up from the task bar at the bottom, asking if you want to activate Tablet mode. • Place your tablet into the keyboard again, and you’ll receive the same prompt, this time asking if you want to exit Tablet mode. • With the rise of hybrid laptop- tablet devices, Microsoft wants to make it easier to switch between either mode. Dept. of IT, AITS 15
  16. 16. System Requirements • Processor : 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster • RAM : 1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) • Free hard disk space : 16 GB • Graphics card : Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device Dept. of IT, AITS 16
  17. 17. Conclusion Windows 10 as a Service and Mobility with improved applications, graphic user interface and fast booting. Dept. of IT, AITS 17
  18. 18. References