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Windows 10 gets major update

Microsoft Windows 10 Threshold 2 update now available
Microsoft Windows 10 update
Microsoft's operating system now gets a smarter Cortana and Xbox One dashboard improvements, as well as various fixes and tweaks.

Microsoft unleashed yesterday a new update to its notorious operating system. While it was still in testing, this first major update for Windows 10 was known as Threshold 2. The update is available for both PCs and tablets, but Xbox One also got Windows 10 yesterday. Unfortunately, Windows Phone users still have to wait to get their update.

According to the blog post written by Terry Myerson, the highlights of this major Windows 10 update include the following:

  • 30 percent faster boot time on the same device when compared to Windows 7
  • Microsoft Edge with tab preview, sync of settings, Favorites and Reading list across devices, and more
  • Cortana becomes available in Japan, Australia, Canada, and India (both in English)
  • updated XboX One dashboard
  • new colored title bar for desktop apps
  • larger and darker context menus
  • Skype integrated with Messaging and Skype Video apps

Terry Myerson also revealed that Windows 10 is currently running on over 110 million devices, of which 12 million are business PCs. Those still running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 can get this update as part of the Windows 10 upgrade process while users already running Windows 10 will get it according to their Windows Update settings.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-11-13 (Update: 2015-11-13)
Codrut Nistor
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.