Those who really know me in real life know that I work for a company as a Systems Administrator/User Support so I have to be on the up and up with systems and networks as they become available. I took the liberty of installing the Windows 10 Technical Preview on a virtual server on our network where I work so I can get a glimpse of what to expect in Windows 10.
This test was done using Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview Build:9926.
You may notice that IE still exists on this build and that is because Project Spartan is not yet supported for this build of Windows 10.
So here is a list of changes I have noticed:
New Start Menu
Metro Apps on Desktop
Option of using Virtual Desktops
New Task View Button
New Icons for File Explorer
New Settings Screen
Here is a list of supposedly proposed changes to come:
- Desktop Interface Overhaul to appear flatter.
- Improved Snapping.
- The Metro interface may be removed.
- Charms bar is being removed from the desktop.
- ReFS file system – Self repairing file system
- Replace IE with a new browser currently code named Project Spartan.
- Windows 10 has some nice improvements but I’m still not a fan of the start menu because it lists “all apps” and still doesn’t list all programs like we have had in Windows 7 which is a much better way of doing things.
- In all honestly I don’t really care about Windows Apps nor will I probably ever want to use Windows Apps.
- When you first install Windows 10 they are pretty insistent on you signing in with your Microsoft account. Quite honestly, I have never use a Microsoft account for any of my Windows 8 machines and I don’t plan to start with Windows 10.
- OneDrive is baked into Windows 10 like Windows 8 as an app which is really annoying. I’d rather be able to have the option to have One Drive as an app or a normal program.
- I just hope Startisback.com has a solution for Windows 10 so I can keep using a Windows 7 like start menu.
You might also be interested in reading another great review at Extremetech.