Microsoft launches new operating system Windows 10 [ Current Affairs ]


About Microsoft: Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology. It is also known as Microsoft. It’s headquarter is in Redmond, Washington. Its work is to develop, manufacture, license, support and sell of computer software, customer electronics and personal computers and services.

  • Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Internet Explorer web browser and Microsoft Office suite.

Launching of Windows 10:

  • Microsoft launched its new operating system Windows-10.
  • It has capability of both windows 7 and windows 8.
  • It can work with the software and hardware already in the computer.
  • It has so many new features comparing to old operating systems.
  • It was launched by Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella at a global launch event which was held in Kenya.

About Satya Nadella:

  • Satya Narayana Nadella is an Indian-American business executive. Currently he is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Microsoft.
  • He was appointed as CEO on 4 February 2014.
  • He was also Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group before become the CEO.

Features of Windows 10:

  • Cortana is Microsoft’s voice-based smart assistant.
  • Xbox app is used for gaming.
  • Microsoft Edge is the new web browser supports in windows 10 which have replaced Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
  • Windows Hello feature is used to log in with only face recognition.
  • Enhanced Windows Defender and Smart Screen is work as security guard for detecting and fixing viruses, malware and phishing.
  • Windows-10 will be available in 190 countries as a free upgrade or with new PCs and tablets.

- Published on: August 3, 2015