Saturday, August 29, 2015

Windows10 - Features and My Review

Posted by Sharath Chandra
Hello friends -

Its been one month for Windows10 today - since July 29th it was released - I explored some of the latest features that came up. Here you go in my words - (though some features I explored by reading other blog's articles)

1)
Obviously the first thing in my list is 'START' button back! - From past two and half years I was working on Windows 8/8.1 and was missing (though not much - since all office systems still Windows7 :P)

2) People say the charms are annoying - yes a bit of annoying those charms when you hover your right hand side - all the time it will show those buttons. In the beginning I found this was like interesting but later while doing some work it will keep on come up :p  - now this is no more needed as Start back.

3) When I was using Windows 8/8.1 - for almost a week I was searching how to shut down - though I know some process was searching for an easy way of shut down rather than go to Charms and then and 2more clicks to make switch off. Now again back to old days :P Start - Power - Shut Down! Done.

4) Alt+Tab / Start + Tab - More elegant look and ease of access the multiple windows.

5) Snap View - Improvisations - You can snap windows into new screens and tile Windows (from beginning of windows :P but now so many new features added)

6) There's also a Share button on the Windows Explorer taskbar

7) This feature still I did not get chance to test - But sounds interesting.

Continum - the special one

This is the best new thing we found out today. Continum is an on-the-fly mode for 2 in 1 devices that can automatically change mode if it detects there is suddenly no keyboard attached. So, for example, a back button appears to help you navigate the Desktop with touch if the keyboard is removed. We reckon the charms will also disappear in non-touch mode, although we've heard conflicting news about that.[Citation]

8) Control Panel : Brand new look and segregated options into 9 sections.

9) EDGE: still I am exploring this browser - so far it is easy to use and makes me forget Chrome.

10) Cortana - Cortana is your clever new personal assistant.

"Cortana will help you find things on your PC, manage your calendar, track packages, find files, chat" with you, and tell jokes. The more you use Cortana, the more personalized your experience will be." [Citation]

This one is too good and it will give me so fast results.

11) All apps incl Facebook, Twitter got their new look along with Windwos10.

12) Date and Time Settings - Changed the view.