Tech Talk: Windows 10 exclusive sneak peek

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- Windows 10 is coming out soon and FOX 2 received an exclusive sneak-peek a week before release with Jerry Carlson from Microsoft.

Carlson says the new software will have a lot of new features and changes compared to older versions of Windows.

"People were familiar with Windows 7; they liked their 'Start' button. Then we came out with Windows 8 and it was sort of a big change for a lot of people. Some liked it; some didn't," says Carlson. "In Windows 10, we kind of blended both of those. We brought back the start button. We also kept some of the things Windows 8 had, like the live tiles and the big buttons you can touch with touch screens."

Windows 10 will have a new Internet browser called Microsoft Edge, replacing Internet Explorer.

"We designed it to just plain work. It's going to work beautifully on most websites out there," says Carlson. "You can take notes right on top of a web page. Whether it's typed notes or you happen to have a digital pen and a screen, you can actually write on it, capture those notes and put it in a notebook and save it for later."

iPhone users have Siri. Now, Microsoft has its own personal assistant called Cortana. This feature do things such reminding users of appointments whether it's leaving for the airport or going to your child's volleyball game.

Microsoft also plans on updating their apps and combining the phone and PC app store. The new software will also introduce Windows Hello, which is a biometric that uses your face to log you on the computer. It's safe and easier than having to remember a password.

Windows 10 will be free to users for one year starting July 29. Once users get Windows 10 for free, you can continue to use it for free with no extra charges after that. 


Windows 10 is coming out soon and FOX 2 received an exclusive sneak-peek a week before release with Jerry Carlson from Microsoft.

Carlson says the new software will have a lot of new features and changes compared to older versions of Windows.

"People were familiar with Windows 7; they liked their 'Start' button. Then we came out with Windows 8 and it was sort of a big change for a lot of people. Some liked it; some didn't," says Carlson. "In Windows 10, we kind of blended both of those. We brought back the start button. We also kept some of the things Windows 8 had, like the live tiles and the big buttons you can touch with touch screens."

Windows 10 will have a new Internet browser called Microsoft Edge, replacing Internet Explorer.

"We designed it to just plain work. It's going to work beautifully on most websites out there," says Carlson. "You can take notes right on top of a web page. Whether it's typed notes or you happen to have a digital pen and a screen, you can actually write on it, capture those notes and put it in a notebook and save it for later."

iPhone users have Siri. Now, Microsoft has its own personal assistant called Cortana. This feature do things such reminding users of appointments whether it's leaving for the airport or going to your child's volleyball game.

Microsoft also plans on updating their apps and combining the phone and PC app store. The new software will also introduce Windows Hello, which is a biometric that uses your face to log you on the computer. It's safe and easier than having to remember a password.

Windows 10 will be free to users for one year starting July 29. Once users get Windows 10 for free, you can continue to use it for free with no extra charges after that.  


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