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March 15, 2017

What is Windows 10?

Get to know the latest operating system from Microsoft.

By James Nunns

Windows 10 is the latest operating system from Microsoft for personal computers. Officially unveiled in 2014 it introduced the idea of rolling updates to the operating system.

Microsoft has successfully dominated the personal computer operating system for decades and its latest version, Windows 10, looks likely to carry on this market control.

Windows 10 was released to consumers on the 29th of July 2015 as the successor to Windows 9. This latest version of the Windows operating system introduced what the company called “universal apps”, apps that are developed to work on smartphones, personal computers, video game consoles, and HoloLens.Windows 10

This universality is possible thanks to a universal app API that Microsoft first introduced in Windows 8.1. Windows 10 introduced Universal Windows Platform for the development of these universal apps. Apps that are able to take advantage of this are developed with Visual Studio 2015.

As part of Microsoft’s updated OS, it introduced a system of rolling updates to features and functionality. The idea is to continuously improve the system with small updates, reducing the amount of disruption created by larger updates.

One of the big updates to come as part of Windows 10 was the introduction of Microsoft Edge, a new browser that is completely separate from the much maligned Internet Explorer.

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