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WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 29TH SEPTEMBER – 5TH OCTOBER

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Microsoft have taken the wraps off its latest OS – and seemingly in line with the old playground trick of ‘one, two, skip a few’ when playing Hide & Seek, they’ve gone straight from Windows 8 to Windows 10.

They are sure pushing compatability for the new OS - expect a new UI for the Xbox One in two years time...
They are sure pushing compatibility for the new OS – expect a new UI for the Xbox One in two years time…

Designed to run on multiple devices including PC’s and Windows Phones (and potentially being compatible with the Xbox One), the main headline for the OS is the return of the classic Start Menu which was controversially left out of Windows 8 – although the latest menu is a blend of traditional functionality and the ‘Tiles’ system which offers more immediate updates from your most used applications. Windows 10 is also set to introduce quadrant snapping and the ability to create multiple desktops.

Microsoft faces an undeniable uphill battle to make 10 a success, not only amongst the gaming community but in general – Windows 8 has had an exceptionally poor adoption rate since release, making up only about 6% of the market compared to a mighty 53% for Windows 7 and 23% for Windows XP; a system which Microsoft no longer supports updates for. At the very least, you can assume it will run Steam – meaning most of us will be fine… Continue reading WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE FOR 29TH SEPTEMBER – 5TH OCTOBER