Microsoft has broken everyone’s expectations, calculations and rumors by introducing Windows 10 rather than Windows 9. There should be some reasons for that which hopefully will come out in coming days. Windows 10 brings back some of the common desktop experience which was missed by the users such as start menu and more mouse control in Windows 8. Also, they have redefined the OS and the platform support across multiple devices from enterprise servers to mobile device. If you are thinking how to download Windows 10 and install it on your PC, you can visit Windows insider program and download the technical preview version which is really for technical people for evaluation.
The Microsoft blog post about Windows 10 shows some of the major interface changes, enhancements and features in this post. We do not see much about extra features, security changes, Internet explorer, added features in control panel and advantages for business users.
Missing Factor is Back
The start menu is back, now you do not need to worry about the familiar (but still powerful and customizable) start menu, which back in Windows 10.
The apps and normal desktop programs and explorer work on same window with similar properties. Apps windows have more options (like menu bar, sizable window) and you can control the window better than Windows 8.1
Multiple desktops is one of the best feature which gets introduced here. You can create several desktops (kind of virtual desktops) on your PC. For example, one desktop for your work, one for games and another one for all online programs and web link shortcuts. I’m sure this built-in feature will be useful for most of the users. (Even though the concept is already available on other operating systems, like Linux)
New Task view gives more visibility of opened programs and files on your Windows 10 PC.
How to Install Windows 10 on PC
Since Microsoft would have learned from earlier mistakes, I’m sure Windows 10 will not require any high end hardware configuration to install and Windows 10. We should be able to install it on normal hardware which used for Windows 7 or Windows 8. x86 hardware support will not be available because the support was dropped from Windows 8 itself.
Sysprobs will publish guides and how-to articles about Windows 10, like how to install Windows 10 with existing Microsoft OS and duel boot, Windows 10 on VirtualBox, VMware and even on Parallels desktop for Mac in coming days.
Mostly the technical preview version will be available as ISO and we can test drive the new Operating System easily on physical hardware or virtual environment.