It goes to Eleven (Windows that is)

Harry Hooper

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"automatically adapts" Sounds like that will be great for helping lose the path of what I did the day before and enabling customizations that will be a pain to undo.
 

Ale Xander

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Can you text directly from the OS now with one button? i like that, assuming I understood it
 

Nick Kaufman

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So it's Windows 10 with a centered toolbar?
It looks a bit early to tell, but it could a refined version of Windows 10 that deserves the new version number.

They changed the start menu which seems to be the most functional it's ever been.

They changed the UI on File explorer as they removed the ribbon and made it more modern and intuitive.

Hopefully, they finally fixed settings and removed the control panel.

They made multitasking and windows snapping easier.

You can now use Android apps on windows - which will probably affect a large part of the use base. I read for example you can use the Android Uber app on windows now.

And of course, they rounded the window corners.

Obviously, I would like to use it, but it does seem promising.
 

sodenj5

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Lol it’s taken them 20 years but it looks like we finally have the Windows version of Mac OS.
 

AlNipper49

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A big perk is the built in ability to change between performance profiles - games/work/ etc.

I am caring very less these days. Every operating system sucks in its own way and people’s preferences are 99% of the time on what they are comfortable with rather than what’s best. We require all monitored systems be Windows based and from time to time folks will push against that, and within no time Windows is the only OS that they’ll use.

But yeah, I keep a Mac Air next to me at work just so I can text with it. If that ever came to Windows it would be a game changer (though 90% of my work stuff is Slack/Teams/Telegram)
 

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I feel like it's hard for OS versions to really remain a thing. Feels like an artificial construct at this point. All of software development is moving heavily towards Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (unless you're in the damn Government) with more frequent smaller iterative changes. No one goes out and picks up a physical CD to upgrade their OS anymore. We've also got this free upgrade path because it's actually easier and better for software vendors to have customers on the latest software than keeping customers on older versions because they have to pay for it.