Microsoft Corporation is jumping through windows for its newest version of Windows (10); however, there are a few things that will be lost. These include Windows 7 gadgets for desktop, Windows Media Player, and floppy disc users will need to install disc drivers.
The edge browser from Microsoft Corporation is really only still called Project Spartan in the preview as well as the video playback, and upon reading reviews is expected to work as predicted. Their virtual assistant, which was named Cortana when it was first introduced, is available for desk top PCs, and by pressing the Windows key plus ‘C’ people will be able to access a quick search or even set a reminder. Those who have been following Windows 10’s development from the beginning would be aware of the new design for the icons on the desktop, as well as a new look for the existing menu.
Although Microsoft Corporation has made some major improvements with Windows 10, there are still a few things that are missing, things which may not make people want to jump for joy. Aside from the scrapping of Windows Media Player, and for card game lovers Hearts will no longer be available, and desktop devices for Windows 7 will not be able to be used with Windows 10. Separate playback software will be required for anyone who likes to watch DVDs on their computer; however, Gabriel Aul, a manager from Microsoft Corporation tweeted that the option will be available later this year, but added that there are always early upgrades for VLC downloads in its place. However; some people have downloaded it, and received a virus with it. For people who like to listen to music on their Xbox, or stream videos there are the same difficulties of the regional web-based licenses.
Additionally, there are quite a few software restrictions to diminish from some of the most thrilling features for Windows 10. Cortana is only accessible in seven countries, including the United States. Microsoft Corporation is bringing a new face to biometric verification, with Windows Hello for fingerprint or facial recognition, by just scanning either the iris, face, or fingerprint someone can unlock their device, instead of using pass code’s or passwords. However; in order to access this feature, it will require a separate purchase of a fingerprint reader, or an infrared camera for the facial recognition.
There may be a bit of jumping through windows by the Microsoft Corporation for the introduction of Windows 10, but it will make the Windows for mobile feel incomplete. When compared to the tablet and desktop personification, it will not look or feel the same, there is a sense of something missing. There has been no preview of the Windows Hello security feature, but it requires additional software from the manufacturer of the device someone chooses to use it on.
Windows 8 was a very brave new look for Microsoft Corporation’s operating system, but the start screen was a bit of a mess. The colorful live tiles were both attractive and helpful in regards to providing information; however, the design is more for touchscreen devices, and much of what everyone does on a computer relies on the use of a mouse and keyboard. Another issue surrounding Windows 8 is that it has to be on full-screen to do anything in; Windows 10, however, gives the average multitasking person the best of both worlds.
The was no real need for Microsoft Corporation to jump through windows for Windows 10, but the newest OS seems to deserve the hoopla. The live tiles have shortcuts, and the up-to-date apps are classic of Windows 8 but also show a new authentic version of the Microsoft Corporation and their vision of the future.
Opinion by, Katherine Miller-Chichester
theverge.com: Microsoft will explain what you will lose by upgrading to Windows 10
cnet.com: 10 may just be what Windows eight should have been
theverge.com: Windows Hello lets you sign into Windows 10 devices with your face or finger
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