The main new features of Windows 10

Windows 10
Windows 10

Le new Windows 10 operating system released by Microsoft on September 30, 2014. The final version of the Microsoft OS has been publicly available since July 29, 2015.

If you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, the update will be free for the first year of system availability. And if you are hesitant to install it, the following may interest you.

Here you will discover everything that awaits you in Windows 10 : new features, required resources, new way of using Windows and other great new features.

What are the main new features of Windows 10?

It is the first version of Windows which is officially the same on all platforms (desktop computer, laptop, touch pad, smartphone, connected watch).

Desktop and user interface

Windows 10 has a new graphic theme as well as the Windows 7 Start Menu redesigned to integrate the tiles of the Modern UI interface of Windows 8. In the case of a device where the screen is small (smartphone for example) , the Start Menu will be in Windows 8 "Modern UI" mode.

This Windows 10 update also includes virtual desktops as in OS X operating systems as well as some GNU and BSD systems.


Cortana, the Windows 10 virtual assistant

Cortana is the equivalent of Siri at Appel and the Google Now system. You can talk to him to launch an action (open a software for example) or a search in the computer and / or on the Internet.

Cortana will be integrated into Windows 10 and will therefore also be available on PC.

Microsoft Edge: new internet browser

Microsoft has listened to us and will abandon Internet Explorer in favor of a new web browser apparently more respectful of web standards. Its code name: Microsoft Edge. Specifying that it would also be compatible with smartphones, tablets and PCs under Windows 10.

HoloLens, the new augmented reality headset

The thing I like the most is their glasses HoloLens which will enrich the world around us with augmented reality. Windows 10 will be the platform for developing applications for Microsoft HoloLens.


To function, the HoloLens is based on your gaze, your gestures and your voice and will allow you to manipulate virtual interfaces in space, or to create in 3D while not being in front of your screen.

Minimum hardware resources to install Windows 10

To be able to install and use Windows 10, Microsoft recommends the following configurations:

  • A processor with a frequency of (minimum) 1 GHz;
  • 1 GB of RAM memory for a 32-bit system or 2 GB for a 64-bit system;
  • 16 GB of available hard disk space for a 32-bit system or 20 GB for a 64-bit system;
  • A graphics card supporting DirectX (with WDDM driver);
  • Screen: 800x600;


It is clear that Windows 10 will be a big evolution in the history of Windows. Innovative, it represents a renewal for the IT market. Personally, I loved Windows 10 and with its many new features, a lot of people will be satisfied and excited about this OS.

I hope that through this article you have had a general idea on Windows 10. If you have additions concerning this new system, do not hesitate to post them in a comment.