What is Windows 10?
Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was officially unveiled in September 2014 following a brief demo at Build 2014.
The first version of the operating system entered a public beta testing process in October 2014, leading up to its consumer release on July 29, 2015.
Windows 10 has introduced the “universal apps” developed on the UWP. These apps can be designed to run across multiple Microsoft product families without the need to be re-written for each device — including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, Xbox One, Surface Hub and Mixed Reality.
The first release of Windows 10 also introduces the following new features:
- a virtual desktop system
- a window and desktop management feature called Task View
- new Start Menu with more space for Windows Apps
- the Microsoft Edge web browser
- support for fingerprint and face recognition login
- new security features for enterprise environments
- DirectX 12 and WDDM 2.0 to improve the operating system’s graphics capabilities for games
How do you upgrade to Windows 10?
The Windows 10 free upgrade through the Get Windows 10 (GWX) app, ended on July 29, 2016. Although, users with assistive technologies could still upgrade for free after that date. Another possibility was to take advantage of the loophole.
Note: The accessibility upgrade offer expired on December 31, 2017. Upgrade to Windows 10 is now available through purchase the license either on a device or as a full version of the software.
What is the next version of Windows?
There were many rumors around after Windows 8 came up and everyone believed in the obvious assumption that Windows 9 will come after Windows 8. The giant company had its own reasoning for leaping to Windows 10, including the fact that this is such a big upgrade to deserve more than one number.
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