"Windows10 VS Window8 with Windows Start UP, Windows Shutdown, Bioshock Infinite, Crysis 3, Hitman Absolution, Metro Redux and Tomb Raider."
MICROSOFT WINDOWS10 FEATURES
"Windows 10 enterprise customers will stay on monthly update cycle which will be reworked as Windows Update for Business: this will allow IT managers to pick and choose updates to deploy, and set when they will be automatically installed."
"Windows 10 showed off new feature with Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) which tries to sense the presence of malware in a network and locks down apps to prevent sensitive data being copied within a device."
"Windows 10 desktop system requirements are almost identical to Windows 8.1 for 32bit Operating System, 1GB of Memory with 16GB of storage space and 64bit Operating System you will need 2GB of Memory with 20GB of storage space with Windows 10."
"Windows 10 regardless if you choose 32bit or 64bit, you will need a GPU supporting DirectX 9 and 800 x 600 resolution display. Display for consumer variants of Operating System must be 8 inches or greater in size and the Pro variants must be 7 inches or greater in size with Windows 10."
"Windows 10 reguires DirectX9 compatible GPU is still a requirement but screen size can be between 3 inches and 7.99 inches; Microsoft will likely view devices larger than that as needing the desktop Windows 10 Operating System."
"Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users this summer but Microsoft is also extending its offer to software pirates. We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non genuine, to Windows 10, says Terry Myerson, Microsoft's Windows chief, in an interview with Reuters. The move means that thousands, perhaps millions, of machines will get a free copy of Windows 10 even if a license has not been properly acquired. While the Reuters report is focused on China, it's not immediately clear if this extends to other regions but all Windows 10 qualified PCs appears to suggest so."
"Windows 10 and Microsoft has a long history of attempts to thwart software piracy. Windows XP was the company's first operating system to introduce software activation to verify license keys but it was quickly defeated using corporate license key that many pirates shared on the internet back in 2001. Software activation has evolved throughout various versions of Windows, but pirates have largely managed to bypass it each time. While Microsoft's plan might seem like letting software pirates go free, studies have found that in a lot of cases pirated Windows licenses are installed on new machines without customers even knowing they have an illegal copy. Microsoft has tried various methods to encourage those customers to return their machines or seek out a legal copy, but it's headache and a bad experience of Windows 10 itself if that's the first thing you have to deal with in certain regions."
"Windows 10 software piracy is no small feat, so Microsoft's move is surprising and meaningful. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer revealed in 2011 that only one customer in every 10 is actually paying for Microsoft software in China, and he joined President Obama and other business leaders to highlight the issues. Microsoft has also continually highlighted the financial impact of Windows 10 software piracy but it continues to be a problem in Brazil, Russia, India, and China."
"Windows 10 will be free Upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 owners. This should make it a great Upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 because everyone likes things which are Free witrh Windows 10."
"Windows 10 is not for everyone because right now there is no information that you can upgrade from Windows Vista reaches it's end of Support in 2016 or Windows XP Which reached it's end of Support from Microsoft in 2014. This is a great shame because Windows 10 might be a great upgrade for Windows Vista and Windows XP owners."
"Windows 10 announced the next version of Windows - Windows 10. In his Windows blog, Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of the Operating Systems group (OSG) talked about how Windows 10 "unlocks new experiences for customers to work, play and connect. It'll run across an incredibly broad set of devices - from the Internet of Things, to servers in enterprise datacenters worldwide". Windows 10 is one product family offering a tailored experience for each device."
"Windows 10 DirectX 12 to deliver 20 percent overall increase in performance boost with Synthetic Benchmarks. If DirectX 12 can deliver this type of Windows 10 Performance Boost increase with Real Demanding Games then Windows 10 with DirectX 12 will be a great thing."
"Windows 10 will be one application platform, so whether you're building a game or a business application there'll be one way to write a universal app that targets the entire family. There will be one store, one way for applications to be discovered, purchased Windows 10 and updated across all of these devices."
"Windows 10 has Expanded Start Menu: The familiar Start menu is back providing quick one-click access to the functions and files that people use most, and includes a new space to Windows 10 personalize with favourite apps, programs, people, and websites."
"Windows 10 in a nutshell the One Application platform with tailored user experiences based upon the device. One Store, customisable for the Enterprise delivering Universal Apps. One Management solution across all devices, whether IoT, PC, Phone or Tablet. One security solution across all devices and Separation of Personal & Corporate data on the Windows 10 device."
"Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9926 is available to download free right now. Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 for phones is available now. Windows 10 Consumer Preview is expected in later this year and the full version of Windows 10 should be available in the autumn. Windows 10 will be a free upgrade available to download for all Window7, Windows8 and Windows8.1 users for a year after launch. Windows 10 features include Cortana, new Spartan browser, Continuum, Xbox integration, Windows 10 DirectX 12 and Windows Holographic."
"Windows 10 apps run in a window: Apps from the Windows Store now open in the same format that desktop programmes do. They can be resized and moved around, and have title bars at the top allowing for maximize, minimize, and close with a click with Windows 10."
"Windows 10 Snap Enhancements: Snap improvements mean working in multiple apps at once is more intuitive. You can have up to four apps snapped on the same screen with a new quadrant layout. Windows will also show other apps and programs running for additional snapping and even make smart suggestions on filling available screen space with other Windows 10 open apps."
"Windows 10 Virtual Desktop: Instead of too many apps and files overlapping on a single desktop, it's easy to create and switch between distinct desktops for different purposes and Windows 10 projects-whether for work or personal use, or both."
"Open the Windows 10 Store right from your Start screen to browse and download apps for cooking, photos, sports, news, and a lot more many of them free. Sort by price, rating, and category. Find old favorites and hot new apps with Windows 10."
WINDOWS 10 SUPPORT
"Windows 10 start date 10th August 2015."
"Windows 10 end of support date 14th October 2025."
"The desktop you're used to with its familiar folders and icons is still here. And not just still here, it's actually better than before, with a new task manager and streamlined file management. And you can always get to your desktop and back to your Start screen again with a tap or click."
"Windows Defender and Windows SmartScreen can help guard your PC against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software in real time. Family Safety gives your kids while still keeping tabs on them."
"Windows continues the chain of trust started by Secure Boot by verifying the integrity of Windows startup files. Trusted Boot also includes an Early Launch AntiMalware (ELAM) capability that enables the antimalware software to start before any third party software. By starting the antimalware solution early and within the protected boot process, the operation and integrity of the antimalware solution can be better guaranteed. As part of the boot process, Windows also runs Measured Boot, which allows third-party software on a remote server to securely verify the security of every startup component in a way that would be very difficult for malware to forge. If any tampering with the Windows boot process or the antimalware's ELAM driver is detected, Trusted Boot will repair the system by restoring the files."
"Bootkits are the most dangerous form of malware; they start before Windows and hide themselves between the hardware and operating system where they are virtually undetectable and have unlimited access to system resources. With Secure Boot, the PC's UEFI verifies that the Windows bootloader is secure before loading it. If the bootloader has been modified (for example, if a bootkit is installed) or replaced, Secure Boot will prevent execution. For more information about secure boot, see the article Secure Boot Overview."
"Windows 8 can keep your PCs and data safe by making them more resistant to all forms of malware, including those that use phishing attacks and rootkits. To help resist malware, Windows 8 supports the following features."
"AppLocker in Windows 8 gives IT complete control over which desktop and Windows Store apps users can run, and Windows Store apps are even easier to manage than desktop apps. AppLocker rules for Windows Store apps automatically apply to the app installer and all files included with the app, and you create only simple publisher rules, instead of error-prone hash- or path-based rules. Additionally, a single AppLocker rule can contain rule collections for both desktop apps and packaged apps, making it easy to manage your new packaged apps alongside your existing apps. You can use AppLocker to reduce the risk of malware by only allowing users to run approved apps. For more information about AppLocker improvements, visit AppLocker Technical Overview."
"Windows Store apps dramatically reduce the risk of malware. Users can only install Windows Stores apps that have been approved by Microsoft or your organization, reducing the risk that an app will have malware hidden within it. Windows 8 runs Windows Store apps with very limited privileges and no system-level access, reducing the ability of malware to exploit a vulnerability in an app."
"In Windows 8, Windows Defender has been upgraded from antispyware to a full-featured antimalware solution capable of detecting and stopping a wider range of potentially malicious software, including viruses. Windows 8 users no longer need Microsoft Security Essentials, because Windows Defender is now just as powerful. While Windows Defender is primarily intended for unmanaged PCs, more and more people are using their home PCs for work and to connect to the internal network. Therefore, it's good to know that Windows 8 includes powerful and free anti-malware that is enabled by default. For more information about Windows Defender, visit Protect your PC."
"Starting with Internet Explorer 8, SmartScreen has helped protect you from malicious websites and applications coming from the web using SmartScreen's application and URL reputation services. To help protect people who use different web browsers, Windows 8 extends SmartScreen's application reputation services to the operating system. The first time you run an app that originates from the Internet, no matter how it got copied to the PC, SmartScreen checks the reputation of the application based on digital signatures and other factors. If the app lacks a reputation, or it is known to be malicious, SmartScreen warns you or blocks execution entirely. If you trust the app, you can choose to run it anyway. For more information about SmartScreen, see SmartScreen Application Reputation."
"Windows 8 Kernel Improvements includes low-level improvements to make it more difficult for malware to gain unauthorized access to system resources. A much improved version of Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) makes it even more difficult for malware to predict where Windows 8 stores vital data. Apps are no longer allowed to allocate the lowest 64k of process memory. The Windows heap (which stores some app data) now has additional integrity checks. Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is now required and the feature is more accessible to app developers. Each of these low-level changes eliminate exploit techniques that malware has used in the past to gain higher privileges to PCs. Additionally, these improvements can dramatically reduce the likelihood that newly discovered vulnerabilities will result in a successful exploit."
MOUSE AND KEYBOARD
"You can use a mouse and keyboard to work on your Windows desktop the way you always have. And things you do with touch, like using apps from the Windows Store and getting around on your Start screen, can also be done with a mouse and keyboard."
SEARCH ONCE GO ANYWHERE
"Bing smart search gives you results from your PC, your apps, and the web. Results are in a clean, graphic view so you can quickly get to what you're looking for."
NEW TABLETS AND PC
"New tablets are versatile and stylish, blazing fast and ultra light. Laptops and 2 in 1 PCs with snap in keyboards give you speed and power with complete portability. All in one PCs and desktops offer bigger displays for both serious productivity and serious play."
YOUR WINDOWS EVERYWHERE
"Use your Microsoft account to sign in to any of your devices running Windows 8.1, and you'll see the same layout, apps, and settings. Signing in with your Microsoft Account (which is simply an email address and password of your choice) also gives you access to a world of apps from the Windows Store, and lets you save, view, and edit your documents and photos online with SkyDrive."
INTERNET EXPLORER 11
"Internet Explorer 11 is built for touch now with larger tabs, simpler controls, and fluid response to gestures. Internet Explorer harnesses the power of hardware acceleration, so sites load faster and browsing's smoother."
"Your files are always with you with SkyDrive is free online storage that's built into Windows 8.1. Save documents, photos, and other files to SkyDrive automatically, and get to them anytime, from any of your PCs or devices. And you can use SkyDrive to protect your files if something happens to your PC. You can also use SkyDrive to share and collaborate with others, and see your stuff on mobile and non Windows devices."
"Video, voice, and instant messaging The always on app that makes staying in touch with all your contacts easier than ever. Keep in touch with video and voice calls and instant messaging, all from one app. Call any phone quickly and easily. All Skype to Skype video and voice calls are free, and your messages are delivered straight to you no matter what you're doing. Snap Skype left or right and do more while you IM, video call, or keep an eye on your home screen. "
"Open the Windows Store right from your Start screen to browse and download apps for cooking, photos, sports, news, and a lot more many of them free. Sort by price, rating, and category. Find old favorites and hot new apps."
MICROSOFT 8 SUPPORT
"Windows 8 end of support date 2023."