Windows 10 :
With the launch of Windows 10 due to be released July 2015 ,You will be able to upgrade FOR FREE using a one-step process for customers using the current version of Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 for up to a year.
If you`re using an older version (Windows 7 or Windows 8) you`ll have to upgrade to the current version first, those upgrades are free too,making it a two step process for users on older versions.
Microsoft`s goal is to get all Windows customers to take advantage of the upgrade , providing better feature Apps and security.
HISTORY OF WINDOWS
Windows 2.11 stable
Windows 3.x better integrated
Windows 95 stable, not much features
Windows 98/98se Upgraded features
Windows NT 4.0 limited compatibility
Windows 2000 stable but slow
Windows XP performance upgrade
Windows XP SP1 security upgrade
Windows XP SP2 firewall upgrade
Windows Vista solid but sluggish
Windows Vista SP1 security upgrade
Windows Vista SP2 firewall upgrade
Windows Vista solid but slow
Windows Vista SP1 much better
Windows 7 rock solid , easy lay out
Windows 7 SP1 New features ,New anti-virus
Windows 8 more secure
Windows 8.1 easier to configure
Windows 10 Faster and more compact
For many Microsoft users Windows 7 was a favourite system with an easy start up menu , plus easy layout .
The Windows 10 provides nearly identical Window 7 user experience, except it`s faster and more automated with updates, best of all it gives us back the Window 7 style Menu but with Modern Apps for music, photos, movies AND the New Project Spartan Browser enabling users to interact web pages like never before.
Microsoft`s challenge now is to introduce users to New Apps in Windows 10, something they failed to do in Windows 8, with so many of us using Social Media these days it seems like a perfect solution, these Apps can be displayed on your start up screen as shown here.
Cortana : What is Cortana?
Check out this video:
Cortana is a feature of the operating system "Project Spartan Browser" of Windows 10, JUST LIKE a personal assistant she can search the Web or Your PC for a required page or document.The App will keep track of your Calender (remind you of up coming events)or even tell you jokes, all you have to do is speak naturally to Cortana. (mic and speakers needed)The more you use this Cortana App, the better the performance, as it enables the App to build up a history of your searches, for example: if you regularly check the news & weather OR if you like a certain type of music or food OR if you follow a sports team, Cortana will remind you AND automatically update the information.You can even gets tasks done with the help of Cortana eg :check traffic, flight information or send emails from your contact lists .
A brilliant App I think.....