Windows 10: The Missing Manual Paperback – Oct 1 2015
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About the Author
David Pogue is the anchor columnist for Yahoo Tech, having been groomed for the position by 13 years as the tech columnist for the New York Times. He's also a monthly columnist for Scientific American, host of science shows on PBS's "NOVA," and two-time Emmy-winning correspondent for "CBS Sunday Morning." With over 3 million books in print, David is one of the world's bestselling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the "for Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music); in 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes 120 titles.
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System Requirements for Your Brain
Windows 10: The Missing Manual is designed to accommodate readers at every technical level (except system administrators, who will be happier with a very different sort of book).
What’s New in Windows 10
The most radical new feature of Windows 10 is that Microsoft doesn’t consider it a version of Windows.
Instead, it’s going to be a work in progress—a continuously improved, living blob of software. The age of service packs—megalithic annual chunks of updates and patches—is over. Instead, Microsoft intends to fix bugs (there are plenty) and add features continuously via quiet, automatic software releases.
- The Start menu. It may have taken four years, but Microsoft finally realized the foolishness and incoherence of the Start screen that, in Windows 8, replaced the Start menu.
- All apps work alike. In Windows 8, there were two kinds of programs: the traditional Windows programs like Word, Excel, and Photoshop, and then a new kind designed for touchscreens.
- Cortana. You know Siri, the voice-activated 'assistant' on the iPhone? Or Google Now on Android phones? Well, Microsoft now has Cortana. Same exact idea, except it’s not just on your phone—it’s on your PC, which takes its usefulness to a whole new level.
- The Edge browser. Microsoft has retired the wrinkly old Internet Explorer browser and replaced it with an all-new, bare-bones one called Edge. It’s designed to eat up very little screen space with controls, so that the Web pages you’re reading get as much room as possible.
- Task view. With one click on this new taskbar button, all your open windows shrink into index cards, so you can see them all at once—a great way to find a program in a haystack.
- Virtual screens. You can now set up multiple 'virtual monitors', each with a certain set of windows open. Maybe you like your email on screen 1, Facebook and Twitter on screen 2, and graphics apps on screen 3.
- And so much more. ..Action Center, Xbox streaming etc.
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