The operating system is a computer’s brain, the all-important software that manages everything the computer does, all of its hardware components, and every application it runs. The OS also provides the user interface, which includes all the things on the screen, like menus and icons and mouse and keyboard controls; the user interface enables you to interact with the computer. Powerful, intuitive, and constantly improved since its initial 1985 release, Microsoft Windows is the world’s most popular operating system. With Microsoft Windows 10, the operating system takes a open-sans-bold step into the future, bringing unrivalled ease of use and powerful capabilities to the computer desktop while also making the leap to mobile devices.
With a simple and free Windows upgrade, PC users can enjoy the benefits of Microsoft Windows 10, including built-in apps with OneDrive online backup, full support for touch screens, the new Windows Store for downloading digital content, Microsoft’s advanced digital assistant Cortana, the new Microsoft Edge web browser, Xbox One remote game streaming, and Windows Hello biometric security. The future of the computer doesn’t just include traditional PCs and laptops, it also encompasses mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and hybrid systems like the Surface Pro. Microsoft Windows 10 is built to embrace this vision with Continuum, an amazing feature that automatically switches back and forth between traditional desktop view, and the tiles of a mobile view, depending on whether a device is using a keyboard or touch input. You can even switch between working on a PC, a tablet, or a smartphone without missing a beat.
The latest Windows operating system is the best and most advanced Microsoft Windows ever, yet it retains the familiar Start menu and desktop so it’s easy to pick up and start using, even if it’s been years since your last Windows update.