Microsoft Windows 10.0.10586 RTM November Update | 2.83 GB / 3.74 GB / 2.66 GB / 3.58 GB
Now is the time when many decide that they know what to expect from Microsoft. Say, release a "new" OS will call its next sequence number with a minimum of changes, with the abandonment of its past innovation. There.. BAM! Microsoft all beat. Even the notorious Wzor did not expect such bases. In General, meet version for review Windooooows, not 9. Windows 10!
Immediately transition to the Windows 10 reflects the company's desire to distance itself from the not very popular previous version. Owned therefore, was reportedly skipped ninth version: the transition from eighth to tenth immediately called to represent a huge step forward, to focus on Internet and mobile users.
In Microsoft called Windows 10 "most powerful platform in history." The presenter Vice President of Microsoft in operating systems Terry Meyerson said that Windows 10 will be installed on a wider range of devices of different type compared to previous versions. Among these devices, according to the presentations, now includes not only desktops, laptops and tablets, but also smartphones, and TVs.
The current version of Windows 8 was often criticized for what was offered for users accustomed to Windows 7, a radically new and unusual design.
Microsoft said that restores the familiar features of the previous version and promised that the interface of Windows 10 will be familiar to users of the operating system of the company, no matter what one they are currently working. For example, the start menu Windows 10 will look similar to Windows 7, but Windows that open to the side will resemble Windows 8.
Microsoft Vice President Joe Belfiore, responsible for developing a new operating system, said Windows 10 will offer users "a familiar design of Windows 7 with some advantages that exist in Windows 8". To the question about whether the upgrade to Windows 10 free, Microsoft representatives refused to answer. They said that information about the transition and the cost will be announced later.
The main features of Windows 10:
Unified Windows for all devices. Windows 10 will be installed on a wider range of devices than previous versions of OC. These devices include not only personal computers, laptops, tablets, but also smartphones, televisions, various boards and industrial devices used for scripting Internet of Things. New OC will also be a single platform for application development and a single channel application delivery through the Store.
Improved user interface. The interface of the operating system, on the one hand, remained familiar, on the other hand, has acquired several new useful features.
Universal Windows applications. Now and classical applications for the desktop and the new universal applications run in its own window on the desktop.
An improved Snap function. To run multiple apps at once is easier and more convenient. Now Snap feature allows you to access up to 4 apps on the screen simultaneously, and Windows tells what other applications are running and how they can be placed. Windows 10 will help to effectively use the Unallocated space of the screen for other applications.
Many desktops. The user can create multiple desktops and place them on the application Windows. You can display all created tables on the screen and switch between them.
Multitasking. On the taskbar, a new button Task View. When you click on it, appear on the screen in a reduced window view all running applications.
Special attention to corporate users and data. When you create a Windows 10, special attention was paid to corporate users. The new OS will be compatible with all traditional management systems that use the organization. Operating system contains new features for the separation of work and personal data on devices of all types, allowing to embody the concept of BYOD in organizations.
Innovations in Windows 10 in plain language:
Returned the button "start".
Slightly changed the design of notification Center.
Added personal voice assistant Cortana. You can use your voice to ask questions and get spoken responses. Because Microsoft considers Russia a country of the third grade, for English-speaking users and Cortana does not work when Windows 10 will work in unknown.
Internet Explorer is replaced by the browser Edge. One of the interesting features is tight integration with the service Cortana, isn't working for Russian users (see above). The ability to work through IE saved.
Function Continuum. Windows 10 detects when connected to the tablet and the keyboard switches from tablet mode to PC mode.
Virtual desktops. Well-known to Linux users for 20 years. Now in Windows.
The new app store.
Streaming of games. With Xbox video, you can redirect on PC or tablet.
Built-in antivirus called Windows Defender is now enabled by itself if the user does not select the normal anti-virus for 3 days.
New email client. No outstanding features not found: formatting letters, spell check, insert pictures.
Library biometric authentication Windows Hello. Solves two problems: helps to eliminate the passwords and at the same time collects fingerprint database to users for the needs of the NSA.
Hyperboot Technology. Get faster boot.
InstantGo Technology. Supports connection to Microsoft servers even while the screen is off and in standby mode. Allows you to download updates when the device is not being used for work.
Secure Boot. Officially it is claimed that Secure Boot is there to protect from viruses, but everyone knows that Secure Boot designed to protect against Linux. No real benefit, because of viruses for Windows and less so did not.
Device Guard. Function for corporate clients. Allows you to control which apps can run on device with Windows 10 and what not. Moreover, to solve can not only IT Department of the enterprise, but the Windows store.
Windows Feedback. You can read complaints from other users on Windows 10 and write your.
Wi-Fi Sense. Windows 10 will send out your password for Wi-Fi Skype contact list, Facebook friends list and all addresses from your email client.
The given connection type. Windows starts to pump out gigabytes of updates if the user is connected via cellular data connection.
Had an equivalent of Google Maps.
DirectX 12. Built into Windows 10, but does not work with all games and not with all video cards, of course.
Snap Assist. This feature helps to accommodate Windows of running applications in an optimal way. Supports up to 4 Windows. In this case, the screen will be divided into 4 equal rectangle.
Scroll inactive Windows. The window under the active window can also be scrolled.
Game DVR allows you to record gameplay videos and take screenshots.
The updated program Calendar. Now shows weather and traffic information.
Viewer pictures. Now it supports viewing of RAW and draining of photos on OneDrive.
Windows Insider. The program is free to the participation in the alpha testing of Microsoft products will not be curtailed. Users free installed Windows 10 through this program will be eligible to use Windows 10 for free. further. In exchange, users will try out the test version updates.
Possible system requirements:
Processor with 1 GHz (or faster) with support for PAE, NX and SSE2;
1 GB (32-bit) or 2 GB (64-bit) RAM;
16 GB (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit) free hard disk space;
Graphics card supporting DirectX 9.
Keys to install and/or activate a previously-updated version of Windows:
Windows 10 home: YTMG3-N6DKC-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7
Window Pro 10: VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
Windows 10 enterprises: NPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43
The original English version! (MSDN)