Whats coming with Windows 10
With Windows latest release well on its way with an announcement likely to be made on 21st January, we take a closer look at what the new operating system is likely to offer.
What has happened to Windows 9?
After Windows 8, comes Windows 9, right? Well wrong in the eyes of Windows – Windows have decided to move straight ahead to Windows 10 as they believe that the new version has fundamentally changed so dramatically over the most recent releases that they are completely skipping a version number to reflect it!
Desktop or tablet?
The new operating system will be rolled out across PC, desktops through to tablets and smartphones – but the user interface will change accordingly.
Re-introduction of Start Menu?
One of the biggest gripes users had about Windows 8 was the removal of the start menu and as such, many users downloaded third party applications offering an old style classic Windows 7 start menu. So it seems that Windows has noticed this and Windows 10 will be coming with a start menu that resembles the menus found in old versions of the operating system with a fully customisable side menu thanks to Live Tiles, meaning users can pin apps such as Facebook to the start menu.
Compatible with my PC?
If you have recently purchased a new PC or laptop, you should be ok to run Windows 10. When Windows 8.1 was introduced, along came 64-bit computing requirements which effectively ruled out some old and ancient processors, but generally speaking, Windows 8 ran well on PCs and laptops that were only a few years old. It should be the same with Windows 10, but we will find out more on 21st January.