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Microsoft takes the wraps off Windows 10 -- No, seriously

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    Microsoft takes the wraps off Windows 10 -- No, seriously


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    Introducing Windows 10 - the best Windows yet


    Microsoft has finally announced its new OS. The Wi-Fi password at today’s intimate San Francisco event was "Windows 2015", leading some to speculate that Microsoft might have chosen to return to naming its OS after the year of launch (a nod to Windows 95/98), but that turned out not to be the case -- a wise move. So what name would the tech giant choose? Not Windows 9, the obvious and expected pick, nor Windows One, the rumored alternative.
    No, to the surprise of everyone, Microsoft has revealed that the next version of its operating system will be called… drum roll… Windows 10! Wait, What? Way to confuse consumers Microsoft. I guess Windows X was too close to OSX. Or maybe Microsoft choose Windows 10 because 7 8 9 (seven ate nine)? Infoworld's April Fool's joke got it right.
    The operating system will run on a wide range of devices, and Microsoft is summing it up as "One Product family, one platform, one store". Something my colleague Ian Barker rightly observed is rather reminiscent of "Ein volk, ein reich, ein fuhrer". Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Operating Systems group at Microsoft, focused much of the early part of the presentation on the Enterprise side of things. Microsoft is really going after businesses with the new launch.
    Next on stage was Joe Belfiore, giving the audience a very short demo of Windows 10, which turns out to be build 9841, the last leak we saw. The Start menu was, naturally, the first element shown off. Click the Start button and the menu appears. There’s the menu on the left, and tiled apps on the right. Windows 7 crossed with Windows 8. There’s universal search from the Start menu, so you can search your PC and the web.
    Although we got the name wrong (as did everyone) the operating system itself is pretty much what all the leaks lead us to expect. Although the demo didn’t really go into too much detail on what Windows 10 offers, you can look forward to virtual workspaces, apps running windowed, and a notifications center. Take a look at our guide on what to expect here.
    It was believed the Windows Charms bar would disappear from desktop systems, but it’s still in the build Microsoft demoed. That will change though.
    Microsoft is going after keyboard and mouse power users with the OS, and one of the new changes demoed was an improved Command Prompt which gives users the ability to paste in directories using Ctrl+V. Yay.

    Microsoft also took the wraps off its Windows Insider Program, which will launch tomorrow and be accessible through preview.windows.com. This will give people the chance to test the technical preview build for laptops and desktops and participants will receive a steady stream of builds through the development cycle. Microsoft wants feedback in order to help create the OS consumers actually want. I like this new Microsoft.
    "Windows 10 represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows, unlocking new experiences to give customers new ways to work, play and connect," said Terry Myerson. "This will be our most comprehensive operating system and the best release Microsoft has ever done for our business customers, and we look forward to working together with our broader Windows community to bring Windows 10 to life in the months ahead".
    Windows 10 (which will also be the phone OS too) will be shipping in the middle of 2015, but no word on pricing yet (will it be free for Windows 8 users? Who knows) or what upgrade options will be available. If Microsoft can find a way to get people easily upgrading from Windows XP and 7 then it will have a winner on its hands.
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    Windows 10: Nine things you need to know
    Have burning questions about Microsoft's upcoming operating system? Here are some answers.
    http://www.cnet.com/news/windows-10-what-you-need-to-know/#ftag=CAD590a51e

    Windows 10 in pictures: A new Start menu puts focus back on the desktop
    Multiple desktops and new application views make Windows 10 more PC-friendly.
    http://arstechnica.com/information-...rstechnica/index+(Ars+Technica+-+All+content)

    There's more to Windows 10 than miscounting
    Analysis Microsoft better pray this pays off
    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/feature/2373130/theres-more-to-windows-10-than-miscounting

    Technology Lab / Information Technology
    Continuum: Microsoft finally makes touch and mouse make sense together
    The most important part of Windows 10 won't be in tomorrow's preview.
    http://arstechnica.com/information-...rstechnica/index+(Ars+Technica+-+All+content)

    Microsoft: "We didn't quite get it right" with touch on Windows 8
    http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-we-didnt-quite-get-it-right-with-touch-on-windows-8

    With Windows 10, Microsoft leaves lots of questions unanswered
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    still,sorta what they should have done with 8.
     
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    How to Install Windows 10 on Your PC

    Want to install Windows 10 on your own PC? We’ve got you covered with the instructions, although it’s just like installing any other version of Windows.
    For more on Windows 10, read our brief announcement post with some of the details.
    You should not install Windows 10 on your primary PC. Use a test computer or a virtual machine.
    Step 1: Join the Windows Insider program and download the Windows 10 ISO image
    Step 2: If you are installing on a regular PC, Burn it to an optical disk or create a bootable USB flash drive. Otherwise, just attach the ISO image using the virtual machine software of your choice.
    Step 3: Install it mostly by clicking the Next button.
    For posterity, here are all of the installation steps, although you could just remember the word “Next” and get through it fine.
    When you first boot the computer you’ll see a screen like this one:

    Click Next and you’ll be taken to the Install now button screen. Which obviously you should click.

    At this point you can choose whether you want to upgrade Windows or install a new custom install. Since we’re recommending that everybody install into a virtual machine or on a test PC, you should select Custom here.

    At this point you’ll need to pick where to install Windows 10. You might need to delete or create a partition, but if you are using a virtual machine, you can just click Next.

    And now it will install.

    Once the PC reboots again, you’ll be able to select the settings like whether Windows Updates are enabled (they aren’t allowed to be disabled in the preview). We’d recommend just using the express settings.

    And now you can sign into your Microsoft account. We’d recommend using a Microsoft account because otherwise you won’t be able to use half of the new features and you may as well use Linux or stick with Windows 7.

    If you’ve setup your account properly you’ll probably be asked to verify it in the middle. We excluded those steps from this article, but they are pretty simple.
    Now you’ll be asked how to setup the PC. Since we wanted to test everything as a new computer, we chose to set it up as a new PC instead, but you could copy all your settings from another computer if you wanted to.

    Want to use OneDrive? It’s nicely integrated into Windows, so we just left it alone.

    And now a colorful screen that tells us things are happening.

    And finally, we are at the desktop!

    Now click that Start button. Click it. You know you want to.


    You must go here to rread it all snd view the pictures
    http://www.howtogeek.com/197559/how-to-install-windows-10-on-your-pc/
     
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    How to Power Up the Windows 10 Command Prompt with CTRL+C and CTRL+V

    The command prompt in Windows 10 finally has CTRL+C and CTRL+V functionality yet, by default, the much touted upgrade isn’t on. Let’s fix that oversight right now.
    One of the things in the Windows 10 announcement press conference that made geeks throw their hands up in the air and say “it’s about time!” (myself included) was the announcement that the Windows 10 command prompt would finally include simple keyboard shortcut cut and paste functionality via the traditional CTRL+C and CTRL+V routes.

    MORE HERE
    http://www.howtogeek.com/197749/how-to-power-up-the-windows-10-command-prompt-with-ctrlc-and-ctrlv/



    How to Use Virtual Desktops in Windows 10
    Virtual desktops were finally added as a built-in feature in Windows 10. If you’ve used Linux or Mac, you know this can be a very useful feature. If you open a lot of programs at once, this feature allows you to keep them organized.
    The virtual desktops feature in Windows 10 is called “Task View” and is located on the Taskbar.


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    http://www.howtogeek.com/197625/how-to-use-virtual-desktops-in-windows-10/
     
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    DirectX 12 Will Come with Windows 10

    Windows 8 might not have been at all what consumers were hoping for, but the ninth iteration promises to be better. However, Microsoft is already hard at work on the Windows successor although it has not shipped yet.

    Windows 10 will hopefully bring a lot of new features and functionality, but one thing that Microsoft has already let out of the bag is the fact that version 10 will ship with DirectX 12 baked in.

    What Happened to Windows 9?
    If you’re a Windows user, chances are good you’ve been keeping your eyes open for news about updates and new versions – anything to get away from the morass that Windows 8 seems to be (in all fairness, 8 isn’t really bad, it’s just so very different from what most people are used to that it’s taken a lot of flak).

    Naturally, you’d expect that new version to be Windows 9. There were even multiple Microsoft announcements and press coverage for Windows 9. With that being said, 9 is not to be. Well, the name at any rate. Microsoft is trying to make a clean break from 8, and is skipping 9 completely.

    The next Windows version will be Windows 10. According to Terry Myerson of the company’s Operating Systems Group, “We’re not building an incremental product.” That opens the floodgates for the company to use whatever names or numbers it likes for future generations. The successor to Windows 10 might be Windows 22 or 205.

    A Rose by Any Other Name
    The Bard had it right – a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, and whether Redmond decides to use Windows 9, 10, 41 or 669, it’s still the same thing – the successor to Windows 8. As such, you can expect lots of good things, including DirectX 12.

    MS has been hard at work with Epic to create a DirectX 12 branch in the Unreal Engine 4 GitHub knowledgebase. Those with early access to the program can actually already use DirectX 12 to develop games for the new software.

    Why Does the New Generation of DirectX Matter?
    There are some significant advantages coming with DirectX 12, but one of the most important is the fact that developers can cut lag times and bloat by programming closer to the hardware.

    There’s less language needed to get things done, resulting in a leaner program that does more, with less strain and draw on resources. It’s a lot like the already-released Mantle API from AMD.

    If you’re worried that hardware manufacturers will not support DirectX 12 (always a possibility), you can put your mind at ease. Both AMD and Nvidia have announced that they will build their equipment to be compatible with the new version of DirectX.

    That’s particularly good news for users who prefer AMD, since the company has routinely tried to work around DirectX, although it has never come out directly and said it wouldn’t provide support for the Windows API.

    http://elitegamingcomputers.com/directx-12-will-come-windows-10/
     
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    Microsoft sort of explains what happened to Windows 9



    By Brad Sams @bdsams · 16 hours ago · Hot! 56



    When Microsoft announced Windows 10, the first question many people asked was what happened to Windows 9? While we have heard the reasoning about the programming issue for legacy applications, Microsoft is pushing a line that sounds a bit more interesting than the 'it breaks old apps'.



    Microsoft's Tony Prophet, who is the corporate vice president of Windows Marketing told a different story while on stage at the Dreamforce Conference in San Francisco. So what did Prophet say about Windows 9? Simply, "It came and it went".



    It's a short answer that skirts the issue but we interpret it to mean that Windows 8 morphed into Windows 9 during its lifecycle since it was updated so many times to add new functionality back in to the OS.



    That's a short answer for why Microsoft jumped the number 9, but in reality, Windows 7 and 8 were not the 7th or 8th versions of Windows, so the numbering has never been logical.



    Prophet also wanted to hit home that Windows 10 is not a simple step up from Windows 8 but is a huge change for the company in the way that they build Windows to how it will be deployed.



    Windows 10 is not going to be an incremental step from Window 8.1," he explained. "Windows 10 is going to be a material step. We're trying to create one platform, one eco-system that unites as many of the devices from the small embedded Internet of Things, through tablets, through phones, through PCs and, ultimately, into the Xbox"



    His statements on Windows 10 echo what was said at the announcement of the OS that occurred a couple of weeks back.



    The branding behind Windows 10 will likely work in Microsoft's favor too as it will allow the company to distance itself from Windows 8. While Windows 8 has been significantly updated to improve the mouse and keyboard experience since launch, the reputation damage has already been done.

    http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-sort-of-explains-what-happened-to-windows-9
     

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