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by Randy Johnston What can you expect in the new Windows 10? Windows 10 was released by Microsoft on July 29, 2015. The product’s key features include: two factor authentication, a new menu structure, universal applications, and on-screen application snapping to support larger menus. Microsoft skipped calling this product Windows 9, hoping to distance itself from the mistakes of Windows 8, but to me that was backwards thinking, since the odd numbered versions of the products seem to run better. Although we consider operating systems fundamental and necessary, the fact that you choose to run Linux, OS X or Windows probably makes less difference today IF your primary applications are available on the platform of your choice OR you run everything in the cloud. Clearly for a cloud-centric user, your choice of browser makes all the difference in your experience. Of the four popular web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari), most people settle on one. The most popular today is Chrome. Likewise, for operating systems, most people have settled on one, and that is Windows. First, it is important to recall that Windows 7 official end of life was January 13, 2015. There will be extended support through 2020, but it no longer makes sense to deploy new or updated computers with the older operating system. Windows 8.1 is more secure and faster than Windows 7, but suffered from unpopularity at launch because of a new menu and lack of user understanding on how to use the menu. Our rule of thumb is that if an application works on Windows 7, it works on Windows 8. So far that same rule applies to Windows 10.