“Internet Explorer” could quite possibly be two of the most polarizing words in the last two decades. Throughout its many editions (there have been 11 versions of Explorer to date), the browser has been a source of both convenience and frustration for many consumers. While quite a few individuals have fond memories of Internet Explorer because of the fact that it conveniently came with any Microsoft computer and got the job done efficiently, just as many people immediately ditch it for the faster and more acclaimed Firefox, Google Chrome, or Opera browsers.
“We are moving from a strategy to grow a standalone phone business to a strategy to grow and create a vibrant Windows ecosystem including our first-party device family,” Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft said in an email to employees. “In the near-term, we’ll run a more effective and focused phone portfolio while retaining capability for long-term reinvention in mobility.”
Windows 10 final release is due in just a couple of hours and there’s a big question that many Windows and especially Windows 7 users who are eligible for the free Windows 10 upgrade are asking; should I make this leap of faith and upgrade to Windows 10?
Microsoft’s Windows 10 will be released with the company in an unfamiliar place in an industry it helped to build. If Windows 8 was a leap into uncharted territory, its sequel is like Microsoft taking on heavyweight boxers with one hand tied behind its back. The heavyweights are of course Apple and Google, two companies that have changed the tech sphere far beyond anything we remember when Microsoft was in its pomp.
The Windows Operating System had its genesis in the Windows 1.0 Operating System released in 1985 by Microsoft. This had a “Windows-like” enhancement of look and feel over the first operating System from Microsoft, MS-DOS published during the 80s. During the latter half of the eighties, Microsoft released Windows 2.0 – 2.11 Operating System, which they dubbed as “More windows, more speed”. Those were the days of Intel 286 processor, and imagine the kind of “speed” they had – nowhere near the speed of current advanced processors.
The upcoming release of Microsoft Windows, Windows 10 will come with a totally new browser that Microsoft says that’s more suitable for the modern web. The new browser is called Microsoft Edge or Project Spartan as it was first introduced in the technical preview. The new browser won’t totally eliminate Internet Explorer which is still used in the corporate environment.
One of the best features in Window which is really handy for many situations is the ability to hover over the taskbar and have a thumbnail to get a glimpse of the status of the running application. In other words if you’re listening to a video and you want to know where you’re in that podcast then you can just hover over it in the taskbar and you’ll be able to see the information you need.