Microsoft Windows 10 is coming in 2015

Windows 10 is coming in 2015 …but why should I upgrade?

Here are 10 good reasons!

1. Upgrade to Windows 10 for free
If you are using Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1, you can upgrade to Windows 10 for free. If you use a Windows phone, you can also upgrade from 8.1 to 10 for free.

2. The Start menu is back
Those using Windows 8 who miss the Start menu will be happy to know it is back in Windows 10. Those using Windows 7 will be happy to see improvements to the Start menu such as Live tiles.

3. Speak with Windows 10, and it will speak back to you
Cortina is the new digital assistant that comes with Windows 10 and by all accounts looks to be the next level compared to Siri and Google Now. Cortina can start programs for you, dictate your emails, set your appointments and much more.

4. Clever window resizing
Need a window on the left side of the screen? Snap… and it’s there. Two other programs in the remaining space? Too easy, Windows will suggest a few for you to pop in there automatically. No more slowly manually resizing windows.

5. Continuum
Windows 7 was great for desktop computers but not so much for tablets. Windows 8 made great improvements for tablets but gave problems when using desktop computers. Windows 10 detects whether it is on a desktop or tablet and changes accordingly.

6. Control panel consolidation
Windows 8 had some settings in the “Metro” area and some in the “Traditional” area. Now they’re all in one place and it feels very updated.

7. Deeper flat theme
Microsoft was one of the first to introduce the move away from skeuomorphic design towards flat design in 2012 followed Apple in 2014. However, Microsoft has now extended the flat theme much deeper into Windows design.

8. Notification centre
The charms bar was difficult and confusing for many desktop users using Windows 8 but it has been transformed into the much easier and far more useful Notification centre with timely information and convenient controls.

9. Automatic boot-to-desktop
Windows 7 users simply boot-to-desktop. Windows 8 users booted to the tiled Start screen – and most people hated it. Windows 8.1 gave you the option to boot-to-desktop and now Windows 10 users will simply boot-to-desktop.

10. Multiple desktops
No, this isn’t so you can have more desktops full of shortcuts… (although you could if that’s what you really want). This allows you to flick back and forth between multiple desktops for whatever purpose you can come up with.

Microsoft will be releasing Windows 10 in the second half of 2015.

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