Everything You Need To Know About Windows 10

Everything You Need To Know About Windows 10

Microsoft announced the next version of this week, dubbed Windows 10. If you missed any of the news, here’s a roundup of everything you need to know, from us and our friends at Gizmodo.

All the New Stuff Coming to Windows 10

Everything You Need to Know About Windows 10

Microsoft gave us a small peek at the next version of Windows today, confusingly dubbed Windows 10. Here’s what you can expect to see.

How to Install the Windows 10 Technical Preview Right Now

Everything You Need to Know About Windows 10

Microsoft just announced the newest version of Windows. Today, the company is allowing adventurous users (like yourself) to try it out for free. Here’s how.

Here’s What Windows 10 Looks and Feels Like

The Windows 10 technical preview is out with a peek of some new upcoming features. If you don’t feel like installing it yourself, this video walkthrough should give you a brief idea of what it looks and feels like. (If you want to see it on a touch screen, check out Gizmodo’s walkthrough).

Windows 10 May Have Gotten Its Name Because of Lazy Coders

Everything You Need to Know About Windows 10

When Windows 10 got announced, there was one immediately glaring question: Why Windows10? Maybe for the extra distance from 8, but a Redditor who claims to be a Microsoft dev has a better — and funnier — answer. The name “Windows 9” could break a whole bunch of lazy code.

Windows 10 Is What We Deserved All Along

Everything You Need to Know About Windows 10

Windows 8 had it rough. It existed for a post-desktop world that (still) hasn’t quite materialised, met by a sea of people who weren’t asking for something that new and strange. That’s why even though it feels like a regression, Windows 10 is still such a marvel. It’s a step backwards into what Windows 8 was supposed to be.


    • Agree, I’m interested to find out how much this will cost upgrading from Windows 8. Colour me pessimistic but I doubt that M$ will provide as a free upgrade.

    • We won’t know until the consumer preview in 2015, that’s a lot of time to work on new features.

      • Been using the evaluation copy since it was released, and apart from the obvious start menu changes, it’s still looks like 8.1 overall… It does seem a bit snappier though, and it may be my imagination, but copying seems faster too, so I’m assuming there’s some nice optimisation under the hood..! 🙂

  • This was on Slashdot:

    From WinBeta: “One of the more interesting bits of data the company is collecting is text entered. Some are calling this a keylogger within the Windows 10 Technical Preview, which isn’t good news. Taking a closer look at the Privacy Policy for the Windows Insider Program, it looks like Microsoft may be collecting a lot more feedback from you behind the scenes. Microsoft collects information about you, your devices, applications and networks, and your use of those devices, applications and networks. Examples of data we collect include your name, email address, preferences and interests; browsing, search and file history; phone call and SMS data; device configuration and sensor data; and application usage.” This isn’t the only thing Microsoft is collecting from Insider Program participants. According to the Privacy Policy, the company is collecting things like text inputted into the operating system, the details of any/all files on your system, voice input and program information.

  • As long as I can still use the fullscreen start menu, I’ll be happy. I love mashing the Start key on my keyboard and clicking on a large, colourful icon to launch it. MUCH quicker than hitting Start, looking for a little icon and clicking on it.

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