Ten Essential Facts About Windows 10

By Dennis McCafferty
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    Windows 10 is designed to accommodate any and all devices—from those with 4-inch screens to 84-inch ones—whether operated with touch/pen controls or a mouse/keyboard combo. And it will be Internet of things-friendly.

Buzz continues to build for Windows 10, which is currently in public beta testing in anticipation of an official release sometime this year. Microsoft promises that the new version of its operating system is built "from the ground up for a mobile-first, cloud-first" world, capable of nimbly supporting a vast range of devices. Given that more than 1.5 billion people worldwide use Windows products, there's considerable interest in how Windows 10 will look, feel and operate. And, of course, users want to know about any new features. So consider the following list of 10 essential facts as an introduction to the system. "The world today is very different from the one in which Windows grew up," writes Terry Myerson, executive vice president of operating systems for Microsoft, in a preview blog about Windows 10. "Today, devices outnumber people. Connectivity is like oxygen. The tension between the desire for agility versus stability poses a huge challenge for IT pros. Experiences—no matter what device you're on—just need to work." Our list of 10 facts was compiled from a number of online reports, including those posted by Microsoft.

This article was originally published on 2015-02-02
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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