by RUBY AUJLA
On January 21, 2015, Microsoft announced that it would be releasing a new version of Windows, known as Windows 10. This operating system will bring a variety of changes and innovations for desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other popular devices.
The last update for Microsoft was Windows 8, which was released in 2012. The operating system was heavily criticized by users for a too-unfamiliar experience and little improvements. However, Microsoft has used such criticism to put forth Windows 10, which should be more familiar to users of Windows 7.
The prominent features of Windows 10 include holograms, a voice assistant, a new browser, a unique yet traditional design, multitasking with different desktops, the ability to play Xbox games on PCs, and more. Many users are intrigued not only by the efficiency of the new features, but the innovation behind it as well. For example, the “Windows Holographic” allows users to interact with surrounding holograms while wearing the HoloLens glasses. These glasses understand users’ gestures and voices to display holograms nearby, which have been integrated in the Windows 10 software. This feature is certainly unique to this operating system and will be a major change for users.
Microsoft has stated that the software will be released in late 2015, but the company has not yet announced the exact release date. The company is to hold another conference to discuss Windows 10 in April 2015, meaning the release date could be announced within a month. Majority of Windows consumers are excited to use the new software and look forward to testing out the advanced new features of the system.