The arrival of WIndows 10. The operating system that changed everything

The arrival of Windows 10
We reviewing the seven decades of life of Windows, andThe operating system with which most have learned to use a computer and surf the Internet.

Like it or not Windows defined the use of personal computing, either by establishing paradigms of what to do or what not to do.

The arrival of Windows 10. Microsoft's big change

If with the release of Windows 8 Microsoft allowed users to test it before release, with Windows 10 it decided to upload the apuis. If you are willing to be a guinea pig you can use it for free as long as you want. You just have to let Microsoft monitor how you use it and risk catastrophic installation failure.

On the other hand, Microsoft He gave a one-year deadline for those who had legitimate licenses of previous versions to upgrade to Windows 10 and created a tool to facilitate the procedure.

The official launch of the operating system occurred on July 29, 2015 and was about an operating system designed to act in the cloud and on different devices. Windows 10 introduced a universal application system that can be used without code modification across the entire Microsoft family of products.

The user interface can switch between a mouse-oriented interface and an interface that uses a touch screen as an input device.. Both interfaces include a Start menu resulting from combining the design of Windows 7 with the metro interface of Windows 8. Also the Task View is introduced, a virtual desktop system, integrated support for logging in via fingerprint or facial recognition, new security features for business environments and new versions of DirectX and WDDM to improve the graphical capabilities of the operating system for video games. Another innovation was the virtual assistant Cortana that came from Windows Phone.

With the different updates, Windows 10 increased its integration with the OneDrive service by making important folders stored in the cloud and available on all devices.

In 2015, a novelty was announced that shocked the entire sector.

Was presented Windows Subsystem for Linux. a technology that allows you to run Linux distributions that can be downloaded from the application store. In future versions, applications with a graphical interface can be installed.

At the same time, Hyper-V, the Windows virtual machine manager, allows you to download and install stable versions of Ubuntu. Those of other versions can be installed manually.

Microsoft Edge, the browser that replaced the Internet sAnd it went open source and went on to be based on Chromium code.

Diego Do you remember which blog you are writing for?

You have probably read the previous two articles and are wondering if I forgot that this blog is called Linux Addicts. No, I did not forget. I am trying to prove a point.

In the 90 Microsoft could sell us whatever it wanted, even an infumable product like WIndows ME because there were no alternatives, Unless you wanted to buy a Mac. It's good to remember that Apple spent most of the decade on the brink of bankruptcy.

By the time Vista appeared, many users found in the different Linux distributions a fully functional alternative that it did not force them to have to buy a new computer or endure the insufferable User Account Access Control.

In Windows 8 Microsoft once again tested the patience of the users and once again the Linux distributions (Particularly Linux Mint which had the reflex speed of staying true to a traditional interface) they were there.

Windows 10 came at a time where smartphones and tablets have more users than desktop computers. Seeking to attract those who have yet to use them, he thought of the developers. But, developers preferred open source solutions. Programming languages ​​like Python or R, tools like Emacs or GCC and the Linux terminal.

Today on Windows you can install Linux distributions from its application store, Visual Studio, Microsoft's first open source project, is the most popular integrated development environment and even the creator of Python was hired by the company that despises its own Visual Basic ..

And, all that little friends, it was possible because in these 35 years open source became increasingly competitive


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  1.   Robert said

    Is Linuxadictos or WindowsAdictos the name of the blog? Windows 10 didn't change anything. If you look below the surface you will find the same old thing.

  2.   luix said

    your point of view is understood, indeed their good remains in the majority, the monopoly is no longer absolute and incontestable, -