This week the new version of Windows was announced – Windows 10.
I just finished installing the preview, and so far things are looking nice.
The start menu is back, front and center:
As you can see it is a shrunk version of the Windows 8 start screen mixed with the previous start menu. After playing with it for a while, I feel it really works.
The command prompt has been totally overhauled.
I have not had a chance to play with it too much, but the best part of this new prompt is clipboard shortcuts work like they are supposed to. Control-V, Control-C…they work! No more masking text, and using the mouse to cut and paste. Can’t wait to dig further into this one
Another new feature is task view. You click on an icon on the start menu to bring it up:
It brings up all of your active applications for easy closing, and activating:
When you bring up that task view, it gives you the option to create a new desktop.
Multiple desktops allow you to launch applications into each desktop and keep them visually separate. If you find that during the course of the day you have a huge number of apps running…this can really help organize things.
A new visual feature is a shadow on active windows:
The one visual thing I don’t like is the super thin borders. Some applications look really strange with this.
You can get your own copy to test from here:
Also, if you just want to get a better overview, checkout the video at the top of this page:
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