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Windows 10 Features and Tips

Windows 10There's a lot of talk about Windows 10 both good and mostly good, but some of same voices want to say something negative anytime Microsoft release a new product.   Haters gonna hate.  Having loaded Windows 10 for myself over the weekend, on a Surface Pro 3, it didn't take long, loaded correctly and runs flawless. The new design incorporates the webby Win 8 interface with the usefulness of the desktop for what I feel is the best of both worlds.  If you're looking for tips an article by ExtremeTech.com has some hidden features and useful short cuts.

Most of the negative I have heard is about the privacy settings, but you can shut the data sharing off from the control panel or during the installation so it's really a mute point. Everything you do is watched anyway from the moment data leaves your box, so what's the point.  (I still opt for leaving the sharing features off though.)  The Windows 10 operating systems runs on most devices with the ability to sync between my them.  And, when I go to upgrade my phone I just might go for a Windows phone to exploit these features.   I'm happy with the free upgrade and the ability to write notes on a web page while viewing, then save it, is huge.   Thanks Microsoft!

Why wasn't it called Windows 9...  One rumor is to avoid legacy apps checking for Windows 95 or 98 could have mistaken this version number.   It's a new age for Microsoft products and I think a very good one.


Microsoft Edge - Internet Explorer a Thing of the Past

Microsoft EdgeMicrosoft's new version of Internet Explorer for Windows 10 is now called Edge. The upgraded name makes sense on a lot of levels. From what I've seen, the upgraded capabilities really required a program name change rather than a version increment. The applications that run inside Edge take it to a whole new level. It make sense for Surface Pro, too. After all a Surface has an Edge. It gives you an Edge, it's the cutting Edge on the bleeding Edge.

Internet Explorer was right for the time, when the internet was something you explored. Now the internet is the foundation that apps are built with, something liquid and evolving to do something with. You can see more about Edge on Microsoft and on theVerge.

We have the domain name DarkEdge.com on sale now.


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