Microsoft has launched its new operating system Windows 10 as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was revealed on September 30, 2014, and it will be released in the second half of 2015. Microsoft is offering first year of upgrades to Windows 10 at no charge for user’s of Windows 8.0, 8.1 and Windows 7.
Windows 10 unlocks new experiences for customers to work, play and connect. Its goals are to address inadequacies in the earlier introduced UI in Windows 8. It targets to improve the user experience for non-touchscreen devices like desktop and laptops, including a new revision of the desktop Start menu and a virtual desktop system.
A fresh start Windows 10
Start menu: ‘Start menu’ the old favorite of Windows 7 and earlier is back, and it brings along a new customizable space for user favorite apps and Live Tiles.
All thing runs in a window: From now on Apps from the Windows Store now open in the same format that desktop apps do and can also be resized and moved around, and have title bars at the top by which user can maximize, minimize, and close with a click.
New Snap mode: Quadrant snap shortens the process of snapping more than one app to a screen. Once you drag an app to a corner, it snaps to fill half the screen, and a new snap assistant displays the remaining apps so that you can snap another, if you want. Drag a third app into a screen corner and Windows 10 rearranges the windows to create a vertical division between that app and another (with the option to pick and snap a fourth app). Quadrant view with four apps really requires a large screen to work well.
Virtual desktops: Windows 10 introduces Virtual desktops, controlled from the Win+Tab task switcher keystroke or from the new task switch icon on the Windows task bar. It's easy enough to create a new Virtual Desktop: Just click the ‘+’ symbol at the bottom of the task switcher window. These desktops share the same wallpaper as other desktops.