Lange was only by summer 2015 as the release date mentioned, Microsoft now lets the cat out of the bag: Windows 10 is July 29 on his way to the users. ULTIMATE TECH NEWS has all the info.
Microsoft is about everything: The company brought with Windows 7 a popular product on the market, which it has mainly no longer sell. The sales figures of Windows 8 falter even in the smartphone market. Big hopes are pinned on Windows 10, which is to come in seven versions. It appears on 29 July 2015; Microsoft recommends to the free upgrade reserve . ULTIMATE TECH NEWS test the beta version since the launch of the Windows Insider program last year. Here you can read all about what’s new and what they are good.
- 1 Windows 10 in the Practice Test
- 2 Test version itself
- 3 Practice Test: So ran the installation
- 4 As fast as Windows 10
- 5 This may the new Start menu
- 6 Good approach: Tablet mode
- 7 Virtual Desktops for more Overview
- 8 Fresh icons, new sounds
- 9 Insider Preview of Windows 10: Impressions
- 10 Professionals get their money
- 11 Language assistant hears every word
- 12 This makes the Edge Browser
- 13 Conclusion: Windows 10 Insider Preview
Windows 10 in the Practice Test
For Microsoft it comes with Windows 10 to all: the common Windows 7 is popular but technically obsolete, new licenses are no longer willing. The current Windows 8.1 sold sluggishly, which is partly due to the tile-operation. Reconciliation with users to bring 10, which features exciting new Windows. For many, the Start menu reintroduced should be most important. After the in-house developers conference Build 2015 is now a new prerelease version of Windows 10: The Insider Preview (build 10122). Since the preview version no longer hot Technical Preview, it will be interesting, the best improvements comes up.
Test version itself
Do you want to get an idea of the Windows 10 Insider Preview which succeeds easily: Download the 32- or 64-bit version of the ULTIMATE TECH NEWS download area and burn them onto a blank DVD. To install the operating system then on a second partition on your main PC, alternatively on a test computer. To replace your existing Windows 7 or 8 (.1) by the Insider Preview, is not advisable: There are still ERRORS, iron out the only future updates. Who wants to play it safe, the software sets up in a virtual machine.Here Burning omitted, the normally burning Windows ISO file upload directly into a program like VirtualBox or VMWare Player , it runs Windows 10 after installation then in a separate window. Further details about the installation procedure can be found in aseparate article . The dialogues during installation are partially englischprachig, but mostly in German. The Registry option to create a Microsoft account to user account registration is visually significantly freshened. As with Windows 8 is a registration not required – if desired is an offline account in computing.
Practice Test: So ran the installation
ULTIMATE TECH NEWS tried Windows 10 from the 64-bit version. The first steps to set up the same as those of earlier pre-release versions, as well as Windows 7 and 8 (.1): press when the disc inserted any key, select desired partition, confirm, wait for the PC restarts.Come for installing a notebook to use, there is a possibility to connect to a wireless network. Unlike Windows 8, the entered password for the router does not appear in plain text. The establishment took on a Medion laptop with i3 processor (2.30 GHz) and 4 gigabytes of memory around 20 minutes.
As fast as Windows 10
After Windows 10 was ramped up in the test, it responded pleasantly fast. During the most recent beta version took me several hours to set up, and then in everyday responded always hesitant, surprised the Insider Preview with consistently pleasant pace. The Start menu opens much faster, could set a bit in terms of pace but yet;probably is compared with the Windows-7 or -8 Start menu missing drivers due to the lower rate.
One reason for the not quite optimal speed of the Start menu is perhaps a greater transparency. With Windows Vista introduced, retained in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 rejected with Windows: Microsoft paid its start menu with Aero-Glass design of it away with Windows 8 but again. The measure was one of many to give the new Windows for a “Premium airy look.” Many users commented that Microsoft should incorporate transparency again. Wish Fulfilled: The Windows 10 Startup Menu displays the desktop or window contents blurred as if through a frosted glass. That looks quite classy.Different arrows for resizing, the messenger previous Windows 10-prerelease versions are now to be found for the first time in a single Windows-Build: turn them from the Start menu in the full screen mode or individually vary the dimensions. Even in full-screen view, the Start menu is transparent. For those who prefer the Windows-8 representation, click on icon with the diagonal arrow at the top right. The shutdown button is moved from top to bottom, where you can find him at a similar point in Windows 7. He is power : Clicking on items are ready for the standby mode for shutting down and rebooting. Hibernation is default not ready. He is, like in Windows 7, and 8 (.1), by trick to switch on. Unlike in previous pre-release versions, the start menu search box acts finally matured: configuration menu with German label, for example, to change the default printer, are now easily accessible about. It is nice that the Start menu from the bottom is flying upwards; animated also are searches and resizing in the Start menu.
Good approach: Tablet mode
The automatic Continuum to detect whether PC or touch device is in use, and optimize the operation accordingly. In the so-called tablet mode switch manually: on notification icon in the notification area (bottom right) and select the same entry. If the tablet mode enabled, all desktop icons disappear. Window will appear in full-screen format and are not reducible. The Start menu extends finger friendly on entire display. The approach is good and trying out the tablet mode worked flawlessly. One little thing Microsoft should accept nonetheless: Are desktop or taskbar in focus and pushes you Alt and F4, the dialog box appears Shut Down Windows in full-screen format. That is little nutzwertig because the system inflates only the window, however, indicates small buttons.
Virtual Desktops for more Overview
Is your monitor more out of space, help the virtual desktops: open here on as many desktops independently programs. Clicking onto second tray icon from the left (orWindows key and Tab ) to open an overview that allows the creation of desktops and switching to other surfaces. Practical: Moving to another desktop software is not a problem.
Fresh icons, new sounds
Due to numerous user requests Microsoft happy with the new system sounds. Among other things, when the User Account Control displays a warning message, for example, before a program installation, you will hear a less obtrusive sound. Various symbols get a fresh coat of paint: including the Recycle Bin, the wireless network icon in the notification area, the Control Panel, the Network icon and all shortcut folder. The icons of the libraries remain unchanged. System buttons whose use require administrator rights, and appropriate program shortcuts obtain a more simplistic icon that indicates the User Account Control. Classically, the memory indicator are in the drive properties: If you click while holding down the Alt key, double-click a partition, the system visualizes the relationship between free space and occupied memory in 2D instead of 3D view.Renewed round the programmers have the volume dialog: Instead of upward or downward drag a slider to the left or right. Speaking of volume: An annoying Windows Macke now belongs to the past. Shares earlier Windows systems a tone after changing the volume from Windows 10 remains silent.
Insider Preview of Windows 10: Impressions
Professionals get their money
Those who deal in more detail with Windows, does sooner or later with the command line acquaintance. This one uses the PC solely or principally with the keyboard: Instead of using mouse clicks to work with keyboard shortcuts. In an earlier preliminary version of Windows 10, the developers integrated the keyboard shortcuts -support for board means. You end the command line above with Alt and F4 , also inserting and copying text commands work (using Ctrl and C or with Ctrl and V ). In the build version before 10074 the mentioned shortcuts were no longer willing; the Insider Preview offers again.Even maximizing the command line to see the developers back in front.
Language assistant hears every word
In the stage presentation on April 29, 2015 Microsoft revealed that Windows 10 is to understand the user – and understand is to be taken literally, because this the developers have incorporated Cortana: The language assistant takes voice commands from you receive and respond. Finally Cortana understand German! Downer: A Microsoft account, via the PC application is made is to use mandatory. Spoken words put the most reliable function to text. Simple questions about the time or commands to access board funds, but provide only for starting a Bing search. The scheduling appointments did not work on a test laptop easily, on other laptops.
This makes the Edge Browser
The built-in Windows 10 Internet Explorer successor’s Edge, the working title is still not quite Spartan history: If you search the Start menu to Edge , appears no matching entry.To launch the browser, it is necessary to enter the old name in the search slot. The new development has taken up the banner, web pages display faster than IE and to respond even more quickly also. Program menus into the background, websites get a large area on the screen. Pleasantly the pace is not acting: When you open various ULTIMATE TECH NEWS article, there was a noticeable delay. One of the highlights of Edge is the ability to PDF or XPS files to make a kind of screenshot of websites. The master no competitive program! Internet sites that appear incorrect, open if necessary from the browser Internet Explorer.
Conclusion: Windows 10 Insider Preview
Impress the approaches of Microsoft: The Redmond want Windows 10 free offer and deliver to the Insider Preview a preview version that runs much better than all Technical Previews. When trying out were no longer crashes or hanger. For all user groups are innovations which make the switch attractive. Tile muffle happy about the re-imported Start menu, which no longer completely covered differently in Windows 8 desktop.Microsoft demonstrates innovation with the Edge Browser: it works faster, he would possibly serious competition for Firefox and Chrome. That Microsoft irons out the teething problems to launch, is probable. At least in the test mode, a non-customizable desktop wallpaper is to forgive.