5 ideas for Windows 10 that Microsoft copied from Apple




On Wednesday, Microsoft demonstrated the custom features of its new operating system Windows 10. However, many times users are already familiar with Apple. Edition CultofMac gather ideas that inspired the developers ‘Windows’.


Free upgrade

Windows 10 will be free for users of previous versions of the OS in the first year after the release of the platform. The transition will be free on all devices running Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. Obviously, in this case Redmond decided to keep from Apple.


In 2013, the Cupertino-based company announced that OS X will be distributed “for the case.” And the upgrade to the new OS might even those who still installed OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard – even those users received the update immediately to OS X 10.9. Obviously, the “free» Windows 10 – the answer to a competitor. In addition, this move will help Microsoft to attract users to the new platform-conservatives still prefer to use older versions of the platform.


In Microsoft figured out how to satisfy advanced users of Windows 10 – Multi-touch copy of OS X. The presentation of “tens”, which was held at the conference TechEd Europe, corporate vice president of operating systems Joe Belfiore presented “innovative function” of the new platform.


Among Belfiore demonstrated gestures: swipe three fingers team down to hide all windows on the desktop (in OS X dilution fingers), switching between full-screen applications with three fingers (in OS X four fingers) and launch of the Task Viewer – analogue Mission Control – three fingers (four in OS X).

Skype – the new iMessage

Microsoft has integrated Skype software for calls and sending messages. The service will work like a bunch of proprietary Apple – iMessage + Facetime. If the user on the phone is set to Skype, it will send another person is not paid through the SMS service provider, and free message via Skype. Likewise operates iMessage.


Continuum = Continuity

Microsoft at the conference talked about the new features of Windows 10 called Continuum. Presented by Redmond option, in fact, is a response to Apple Continuity – technology that allows easy transfer of tasks between the Mac and devices with iOS. Only in the case of Microsoft user does not need to have two devices: Continuum determines which available input methods and apparatus in accordance with this change the appearance of the operating system.

Problems with translation

Microsoft borrowed a number of points from Apple, including problems with the translation of the announcement Windows 10. Last year, the company from Cupertino has undergone severe criticism for it. During the online broadcast presentation iPhone 6 problems now and then there users worldwide. Technical difficulties arose yesterday and Microsoft, which is already far not the first time conducting such activities.


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