7 features of Windows 10 that are definitely better than previous Versions


The recently launched Windows 10 has seemed to garner attention of a lot of people courtesy its impressive interface and introduction of impressive features. Notably after Windows 8 disaster Microsoft by launching Windows 10 attempts to rectify the faulty and lackluster platform called Windows 8. Windows 10 is finally upon us and whether you’ve upgraded your system or not here are the 10 features which you cannot afford to miss out upon.

1. Start Menu : 

Window-10-StartMenuWindows 10 marks the reentry of the much loved start menu which was disabled and ignored in Windows 8. In addition to the start menu bearing a strong resemblance to Windows 7 there is the additional obvious option of Metro style Live Tiles. In the latest version the start menu has some updated graphics and can optionally go full screen. Further you can start typing as soon as you open the Start menu to find an app and launch it by name. The Start menu also allows you the option to pin a frequently used app to the Start Menu alongside your other tiles.

2. Windows own version of Siri: Cortana :

Windows-10-CortonaCortana is one of the highlight features of Windows 10. Cortana is a digital assistant, which can be said to be equivalent to Siri and Google Now present in Iplatforms and android platforms respectively. The introduction of Cortana in PCs and Tablets by Microsoft aims at making the entire experience of the user more interactive and responsive. Cortana made its debut as a digital assistant in Windows Phone and now has been incorporated into PCs and Tablets. Arguably Cortana is Windows polarizing feature which possess the ability to provide a summary of all the things which we need to know, such as news, the weather and other local interests. Notwithstanding the above Cortana also provides for the option of Dictation thereby allowing the user to efficiently multitask.

3. Replacing Internet Explorer with Edge :

Windows-10--EdgeMicrosoft’s new browser referred to as Edge will officially replace Internet Explorer in Windows 10. Strikingly, the new browser features a reading mode and the ability to annotate, either with a keyboard, pen or a finger and Cortana integration. Built around the concept of interoperability Edge aims at providing its users faster access to data. Nevertheless as far as the reviews go, Edge seemingly does not seem to have the edge over its arch rival Chrome.

4. It’s Free :

Windows-10-For-FreeMicrosoft in its January Event in Redmond announced that Windows 10 will be provided as a free upgrade for PC’s. True to their word Microsoft Windows is indeed provided as a free upgrade and also requires no additional charges. The cache in the whole situation is that the free upgrade is provided to users running Windows 7, 8, 8.1, provided they switch their running platforms soon enough. Because the upgrade will not be free after a year. In addition to getting a new operating system Microsoft also provides latest versions of software such as Office 365, OneDrive and Outlook.com which further adds to its marketability.

5. Multiple Desktops :

Windows-10-Multiple-DesktopMultiplicity is the USP of the new Windows 10. Windows since its inception has always allowed you to run a few apps simultaneously, but the new Windows 10 empowers you to create and manage multiple desktops. Such a feature can be availed by clicking on the Win Tab option present on the lower left of the screen. For new users will not understand the full potential of this application whereas seasoned users who tend to do a lot of work using their laptops will particularly fancy the option of a multiple desktop.

6. Central Notification Center :

Windows-10-Notification-CenterThe central notification center feature is a common feature present across all operating systems such as Android, iOS, OS X to Ubuntu and following the popular trend Windows has incorporated the same into its latest version. The central notification center can be located to the notification tray icon in the lower right side of the screen or press Win A to open up your notifications. Further the notification tray icon has links to various useful features like the Windows 10 Settings, VPN settings, and quick toggles for things like location and Quiet Mode.

7. Unstalling any App from the start Menu :

Windows-10-StartMenu-UninstallUninstalling any app in the newly launched Windows platform is now relatively easier as compared to other previous versions. While Windows 8 provided to uninstall an app by searching for the app in the control panel, Windows 10 makes uninstalling an app easier by right clicking upon the app and then choosing the uninstalling option.

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