We all know that Microsoft takes a lot of time to make changes to Windows Operating System. They have their know reasons for not implementing fluid, modern designs. They make minimal changes to look and feel of the OS. Drastic changes were seen from Windows 7 to Windows 8.
The most popular of all the OS releases from Microsoft. It’s easy to use and came with lot of features. Made advancements in touch, speech and handwriting recognition. They supported virtual hard disks, support for additional file formats, improved performance on multi-core processors, improved boot performance, and kernel improvements. Many other new features which are user friendly were introduced.
Microsoft had plans to give user to give a look alike feel of OS across devices. The result is Windows 8. Windows 8 looks similar on a PC/Laptop, Tablet and even on mobile. People didn’t like Windows 8 when Microsoft removed the most used featuresfrom OS. Best example was removing START MENU. Microsoft immediately rectified and they got the start menu back. It was a bad start for Microsoft in implementing their ambitious ideas. Finally they gave up on their ideas and ended Windows 8. The lessons that Microsoft learnt during Windows 8 were very helpful for them to come up with Windows 10.
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft changed their strategy in handling new updates to OS. They no longer have newer versions. That means Windows 10 is the last OS version from Microsoft. But don’t worry they do keep updating the software and providing new features whenever they are available. Windows 10 can be considered as a hybrid version of the most popular Windows 7 & not so popular Windows 8. It got mix of these two OS’s.
Finally Microsoft started taking normal users feedback seriously. They used to take enterprise users more seriously. They have started making changes to windows features. Biggest change for their inbuilt browser – the internet explorer is Microsoft Edge. It was a massive change considering the past of Microsoft. But there is still room for improvement. Watch the video below from Genrole Caspe.
He did a wonderful job with minimal changes to existing Windows 10. Hope Microsoft improvements these ideas.