Windows 10 - OUT NOW

Fed up talking videogames? Why?

Are you upgrading to Windows 10?

Poll ended at Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:10 pm

Yes, from Windows 8.
26
36%
Yes, from Windows 7.
31
42%
Yes, from Windows Vista.
0
No votes
Yes, from Windows XP.
0
No votes
Yes, from Windows 2000/ME.
0
No votes
Yes, from Windows 98...I've been in a coma & have only just awoken.
1
1%
Yes, but I'm buying a whole new computer.
1
1%
Yes, but I'm swapping over from a Mac.
0
No votes
No.
14
19%
 
Total votes: 73
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PostWindows 10 - OUT NOW
by KK » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:45 am

Microsoft wrote:Hello World: Windows 10 Available on July 29

Do Great Things with Windows 10

We designed Windows 10 to create a new generation of Windows for the 1.5 billion people using Windows today in 190 countries around the world. With Windows 10, we start delivering on our vision of more personal computing, defined by trust in how we protect and respect your personal information, mobility of the experience across your devices, and natural interactions with your Windows devices, including speech, touch, ink, and holograms. We designed Windows 10 to run our broadest device family ever, including Windows PCs, Windows tablets, Windows phones, Windows for the Internet of Things, Microsoft Surface Hub, Xbox One and Microsoft HoloLens—all working together to empower you to do great things.

Familiar, yet better than ever, Windows 10 brings back the Start menu you know and love. Windows 10 is faster than ever before, with quick startup and resume. And Windows 10 provides the most secure platform ever, including Windows Defender for free anti-malware protection, and being the only platform with a commitment to deliver free ongoing security updates for the supported lifetime of the device.

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We’ve designed Windows 10 to help you be more productive and have more fun, with a range of innovations**:

  • Cortana, the world’s first truly personal digital assistant helps you get things done. Cortana learns your preferences to provide relevant recommendations, fast access to information, and important reminders. Interaction is natural and easy via talking or typing. And the Cortana experience works not just on your PC, but can notify and help you on your smartphone too.

  • Microsoft Edge, is an all-new browser designed to get things done online in new ways, with built-in commenting on the web – via typing or inking — sharing comments, and a reading view that makes reading web sites much faster and easier. With Cortana integrated, Microsoft Edge offers quick results and content based on your interests and preferences. Fast, streamlined and personal, you can focus on just the content that matters to you and actively engage with the web.


  • Office on Windows: In addition to the Office 2016 full featured desktop suite, Windows 10 users will be able to experience new universal Windows applications for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, all available separately. These offer a consistent, touch-first experience across a range of devices to increase you productivity. Designed from the ground up to run on Windows 10, you can easily create and edit Word documents, and deliver PowerPoint presentations while annotating on the fly. With new touch-first controls in Excel you can create or update spreadsheets without a keyboard or mouse. You will also be able to enjoy new versions of OneNote and Outlook, which are included with Windows 10 at no additional cost.


  • Xbox Live and the integrated Xbox App bring new game experiences to Windows 10. Xbox on Windows 10 brings the expansive Xbox Live gaming network to both Windows 10 PCs and tablets. Communicate with your friends on Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One – while playing any PC game. You can capture, edit and share your greatest gaming moments with Game DVR, and play new games with friends across devices. You can play games on your PC, streamed directly from your Xbox One console to your Windows 10 tablets or PCs, within your home. Games developed for DirectX 12 in Windows 10 will see improvements in speed, efficiency and graphics capability.

  • New Photos, Videos, Music, Maps, People, Mail & Calendar apps have updated designs that look and feel familiar from app to app and device to device. You can start something on one device and continue it on another since your content is stored on and synched through OneDrive.

  • Windows Continuum enables today’s best laptops and 2-in-1 devices to elegantly transform from one form factor to the other, enabling smooth transitions of your tablet into a PC, and back. And new Windows phones with Continuum can be connected to a monitor, mouse and physical keyboard to make your phone work like a PC.


  • Windows Hello, greets you by name and with a smile, letting you log in without a password and providing instant, more secure access to your Windows 10 devices. With Windows Hello, biometric authentication is easy with your face, iris, or finger, providing instant recognition.


  • Windows Store, with easy install and uninstall of trusted applications, supported by the broadest range of global payment methods.

  • In addition to these innovations, we will continue to update Windows 10 over time with new innovations to help you be more productive and have more fun. Like Windows 10 itself, these updates will be free for the supported lifetime of your device.

Get Ready for Windows 10

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On July 29, you can get Windows 10 for PCs and tablets by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer, or on a new Windows 10 PC from your favorite retailer. If you purchase a new Windows 8.1 device between now and then, the Windows 10 upgrade will be available to you and many retail stores will upgrade your new device for you.

The Windows 10 upgrade is designed to be compatible with your current Windows device and applications*. We are hard at work to make this upgrade process a great experience. You can reserve your free Windows 10 upgrade now through a simple reservation process. Look for this icon in your system tray at the bottom of your screen, simply click on the icon, and then complete the reservation process. You can find more details on how this works at Windows.com.

http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindow ... n-july-29/



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Well, it looks like the leaks are starting to flow - or else someone has decided to spend an unhealthy amount of time building an elaborate Start menu replica. As you can see in the image above, the Start menu is there but it's not all that exciting as we have seen most of this before.

We do know that this is still an early build of next generation of Windows and we will have more to report on that tomorrow. So, don't get too caught up in the minor details as there will be other enhancements to the desktop before Threshold is released.

One item about the image that was throwing off users previously is that is says Win 8.1 Pro in the bottom corner. We have spoken to a source close to Microsoft who says that this image appears to be legitimate, and that these builds inside of Microsoft still use this branding, so this is not a big deal.

This build 9788 is said to be floating around the web but has not been properly leaked for all of us to enjoy. Considering that the images are starting to surface at various points across the web, the build will likely leak in the near future.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tech/news/a ... -menu.html
http://www.neowin.net/news/new-start-me ... build-9788

Better.

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PostRe: Windows 9
by Errkal » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:46 am

That was always planned as the second part to the 8.1 update. sort of 8.1.1.

I dont think it will be 9 as it isn't going to be a big enough jump to be a whole version number.

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PostRe: Windows 9
by 1cmanny1 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:06 am

Yeah, this isn't windows 9. Those pricks are still trying to sneak that gooseberry fool into the start menu though :fp:

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PostRe: Windows 9
by Errkal » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:07 am

They can't just bin the app off they are used by quite a few people, this gives you the option to have both and you just un pin them.

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PostRe: Windows 9
by Brerlappin » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:17 am

That start menu could be pretty cool actually. Its like having the windows phone layout right on your start menu

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PostRe: Windows 9
by bear » Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:12 pm

[iup=3508632]Errkal[/iup] wrote:That was always planned as the second part to the 8.1 update. sort of 8.1.1.

I dont think it will be 9 as it isn't going to be a big enough jump to be a whole version number.


Ditching the Windows 8 brand has to be a good thing so I'm guessing it will be Windows 9.

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PostRe: Windows 9
by Floex » Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:57 pm

So it's turning back into Windows 7?

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PostRe: Windows 9
by Errkal » Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:19 pm

Its giving a more "start menu" feel for people that want it and gives both traditional and TwinUI apps together on the same screen so you get a better user experience.

Basically it means people who want to stay in the past can, and those that want to embrace the future can.

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PostRe: Windows 9
by Somebody Else's Problem » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:40 pm

[iup=3508638]1cmanny1[/iup] wrote:Yeah, this isn't windows 9. Those pricks are still trying to sneak that gooseberry fool into the start menu though :fp:


I don't mind all that stuff, as long as I get my list of most-used programs.

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PostRe: Windows 9
by Ironhide » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:53 pm

Windows 7 is perfectly fine for me and I'll continue using it while ever it's still supported.

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PostRe: Windows 9
by Tineash » Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:36 pm

[iup=3508651]Brerlappin[/iup] wrote:That start menu could be pretty cool actually. Its like having the windows phone layout right on your start menu


I always wanted my desktop computer to emulate a low-quality smartphone.

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PostRe: Windows 9
by NickSCFC » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:09 pm

That image is Windows 8.2, please update the thread title to reflect this.

As for Windows 9, I expect to see Cortana and the notification centre ported across from Windows Phone.

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PostRe: Windows 9
by TheTurnipKing » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:24 pm

It's unlikely they were ever going to bin the icon approach: The whole touch interface with a mouse is horrible, but it's useful with a drawing tablet. You know, for arty professional types. The kind of people who have money to buy Cintiq graphics tablets.

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PostRe: Windows 9
by NickSCFC » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:35 pm

8.1 brought in changes that made the metro UI much more pleasant to use with a mouse, it was a great step in the right direction.

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PostRe: Windows 9
by tomvek » Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:53 pm

Skipped 8 but will definitely pick up 9 when it finally gets a release. It'll be nice to have that kind of Start menu making a return in 8.2 and 9.

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PostRe: Windows 9
by Meep » Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:46 pm

Ah, that start menu. I wonder how MS is enjoying their humble pie.

I'm guessing they will go with marketing it as a whole new OS simply because 8 is basically un-redeemable in the public's eye at this point.

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PostRe: Windows 9
by Wiggy G32 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:07 pm

I think theres more to windows 9 then this. MS have shown this all of before its hardly new. THe big thing will be the combination of Windows RT and WP together into one platform that should be pretty impressive

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PostRe: Windows 9
by HSH28 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:25 pm

[iup=3508759]Floex[/iup] wrote:So it's turning back into Windows 7?


Windows 8 is basically just Windows 7 but better in all the ways that really matter already.

If you have a illogical aversion to Metro (or whatever you want to call it), its already quite possible to work on Windows 8 without ever having to go near it.

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PostRe: Windows 9
by Somebody Else's Problem » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:34 pm

[iup=3509033]HSH28[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3508759]Floex[/iup] wrote:So it's turning back into Windows 7?


Windows 8 is basically just Windows 7 but better in all the ways that really matter already.

If you have a illogical aversion to Metro (or whatever you want to call it), its already quite possible to work on Windows 8 without ever having to go near it.


How do I get my most frequently used programs list?

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PostRe: Windows 9
by Wiggy G32 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:36 pm

[iup=3509040]Somebody Else's Problem[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3509033]HSH28[/iup] wrote:
[iup=3508759]Floex[/iup] wrote:So it's turning back into Windows 7?


Windows 8 is basically just Windows 7 but better in all the ways that really matter already.

If you have a illogical aversion to Metro (or whatever you want to call it), its already quite possible to work on Windows 8 without ever having to go near it.


How do I get my most frequently used programs list?


Just pin them on the taskbar thats what i do or pin them to the start screen....its not that difficult


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