Five Best New Features of Windows 10

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    We can't help but be very excited about Windows 10 here at HQ. This is the easiest Microsoft product to get behind in a while. Not only is Microsoft going back to their roots with the OS, they are using all they have learned to really streamline this next iteration of Windows. It is shaping up to be a very well-rounded product for the desktop.

    These are our five favorite things about Microsoft's Windows 10:
    • The Return of the Desktop - this is our favorite returning feature. We understand that Microsoft was trying something new, but the Tile UI in Windows 8 really tried to fix something that wasn't really broken. If something works smoothly and efficiently, it's really tough to improve that with dramatic changes.
    • The Return of the Start Button - this is our next favorite feature. Along with the return of the traditional desktop comes the return of the Start Button. Seriously, the Start Button was always so intuitive. It was counter-intuitive to get rid of it. Even if you are a fan of tiles, you can still use them and even add them to the Start Button menus. Very smart thinking!
    • Windows Apps - Windows apps was one of the best new things that Microsoft tried with Windows 8, so we are glad to see this survive into Windows 10. You can even open and use Windows Apps on your traditional desktop now.
    • Task View - this is a new feature for Windows and seems like a great idea. With Task View you can now open multiple desktops, and each will have their own apps. This is similar to the Mission Control feature in Appleā€™s OS X, although it looks like Windows 10 will handle it even better.
    • Snap your Apps - this one is another feature that was actually pretty useful in Windows 8, and we are glad to see it return in Windows 10. This time it's even better though. You can actually snap both Windows 8 apps and regular desktop programs to either side of the screen, which will make multitasking even easier.
    These major features are only a few of the best things about the new Windows 10 from Microsoft. It really looks like the folks in Redmond have been listening to user feedback and are attempting to combine all of the best features of each Windows generation. Share your favorites that we might have missed.
     

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