New Features and Improvements in Windows 10 Compare to Windows 8

Diana Joan

Apr 24, 2015 09:12 am / Posted by Diana Joan

Microsoft, the leader in PC operating system market, is preparing to deliver a new OS, jumping from Windows 8 to Windows 10 to compete the stiff competition from Linux, Mac OS X and mobile devices. This new and improved operating system is expected to release later this year. Following is the new features and improvements of Windows 10 compared with its predecessor – Windows 8.

Windows 10 vs Windows 8

New features in Windows 10 compare to Windows 8

Single platforms for Smartphones, tablets and PCs

Windows 8 is built for use with PCs and laptops, as well as tablets. Windows 10 will run on all Windows PCs, laptops, tablets and phones. In addition, all Windows 10 apps will work across all of these devices.

Return of Start Menus

The Start Menu, which was missing from Wnidows 8, comes back and it’s shown with a small version of Windows-8-style Start Screen and its Live Tiles glued onto the side. The Windows 10 Start Menu includes a list of frequently used apps and shortcuts to PC settings. Here you will also find documents and picture folders.

Cortana personal assistant for desktops

Another key new feature of Windows 10 not available in Windows 8 is Cortana. As Microsoft’s semantic digital assistant, Cortana can engage you in conversation. More than simple speech recognition, Cortana constantly scours the web for information to inform its interactions with you.

Spartan web browser

Microsoft will launch a new web browser for Windows 10, which is currently code-named “Spartan”. This new web browser includes three new features:

-Enabling users to annotate any web page using finger/stylus or keyboard input.

-Spartan will have a reading mode.

-The Contan voice assistant will be integrated into the browser.

New Improvements in Windows 10 compare to Windows 8

Improved Command Prompt

The command prompt is now getting keyboard shortcuts, so that you can parse in your commands.

Search improvements

Universal search in Windows 8 is a much-undervalued feature. And Microsoft has made strides in this area in Windows 10, it has a search button added to the taskbar, which is one important move.

Snap Assist

The Snap Assist app in Windows 10 can be dynamically resized in a window, while in Windows 8, there is a snapped app takes up half the screen. In Windows 10, up to four apps can be snapped per screen.

From the above side-by-side comparison, we can see that Windows 10 is superior to Windows 8 in many aspects. However, for media entertainment users, the media players with Windows 10 is still not powerful enough to play every media files we throw to it, you can use Video Player for Windows – Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate to convert all SD, HD, 4K video, H.265 video to Windows 10 compatible file formats.