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You have been seeing the notification on your task bar for a while and are wondering if it is worth the change. Well, here are a few features that may help you make up your mind.

Side note: According to Microsoft, Windows 10 could possibly represent the very last major Windows release

We’ll deliver new features when they’re ready, not waiting for the next major release. We think of Windows as a Service — in fact, one could reasonably think of Windows in the next couple of years as one of the largest Internet services on the planet. And just like any Internet service, the idea of asking ‘What version are you on?’ will cease to make sense.”

Lets get started

1. The Start Menu is back in Windows 10.
The Start Menu is a useful tool of Windows, allowing users to easily access commonly used apps and features. In Win 8, it’s experience was catered more to touch screens but now a more desktop friendly interface for it has returned. The Start Menu also has an optional translucent Aero look, brought back by user request, and can be customized with a nice range of colors.

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2. Cortana, Microsoft’s digital assistant is heavily integrated into Windows 10. This is a very intelligent and useful tool that responds to both voice commands and text input. As you begin a search, Cortana automatically presents relevant information. For instance, if you start typing the name of a restaurant, Cortana will begin giving you it’s location, hours, and more. It can also regularly show general info like weather and reminders, and can even operate applications.

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3. Microsoft Edge Browser is a large improvement over Internet Explorer. It loads pages quickly and easily with support for modern web standards. Edge also allows you directly annotate, mark, and note on Web pages for your reference and share your markings with others. This is a true browser that can compete with others like Chrome and Safari.

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4. Continuum allows Windows Phone users to easily pick up on whatever they left off on their Windows PC on their phone, and vice versa. This is possible due to the new Universal nature of Windows which allows the OS to be more interconnected between desktop and mobile. As a result, many apps will be able to seamlessly transition from one platform to another.

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5. Windows 10 now runs DirectX12 which can help improve gaming performance.

6. Windows 10 can run “Metro-style/Windows 8 Style” Apps as regular desktop windows, rather than as fullscreen mobile replications. Some Metro Apps like Mail and Calendar are major revamps of the old versions are now actually pleasurable and convenient to use.

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7. Windows 10 has support for multiple “virtual” desktops.

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8. The new OS allows users to multitask efficiently with easy quadrant “window-snapping.” A different window can be placed of the screen’s four quadrants as shown below –

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9. Windows 10 makes it very easy to assess hard drive space – it divides the storage space used into categories and can even display space occupied app by app for easy cleanup.

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10. Windows 10 supports a biometric program called Windows Hello, which, when combined with the appropriate hardware, can use fingerprints, iris scans, and facial recognition to unlock the computer.

11. There is now a convenient action & notification center that effectively does its purpose, displaying messages clearly -along with a mini “control-center” underneath that provides access to commonly used settings.

The overall UI and style of Windows 10 is amazing compared to old versions – it finally got the modern, sleek look

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