Microsoft will launch 5 new Windows 10 editions

Microsoft prepares major changes tagging the Windows 10 version, but also increasing the number of Windows versions available to users.

Thus, the Windows 10 Home family will be diversified with no less than 5 editions, each with different hardware requirements and addressed to specific categories of devices:• Windows 10 Entry: 25 dollars• Windows 10 Value:  45 dollars• Windows 10 Core: 65.45 dollars• Windows 10 Core +: 86.66 dollars• Windows 10 Advanced:  101 dollarsIt’s unclear how these will be different from the standard edition of Windows 10, but Microsoft’s prepared changes seem to benefit the devices with limited processing resources (tablets and low-cost laptops), while leaving enough flexibility to exploit PCs last generation to the full potential.

Simultaneously, Mi...

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Windows 10 exceeded Windows 7 in terms of market share

Launched in July 2015, Windows 10 was not immediately successful, being overshadowed by previous failures with Windows 8 and 8.1. But that did not prevent Microsoft from aggressively promoting the new operating system, including giving users the possibility to free update to Windows 10 if they had a valid Windows 7 or Windows 8 / 8.1 license.

Almost four years later, and after successive revisions that significantly improved its functionality, Windows 10 managed to equalize Windows 7 in terms of market share, but not necessarily because it would be much better than it. Rather, Windows 7 PCs end at their end-of-life, and with their replacement, most users choose to “refresh” the operating system as well.

Rather, looking as a forced march, the transition to Windows 10 is only complete at 42...

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Microsoft is trying to attract web application developers to the Windows Store

Microsoft Store is a Microsoft bet that has not yet enjoyed the desired success. While on the gaming side, the company has begun to gain some ground by providing access to specific games on both the PC and the Xbox by buying a single copy, speaking about application the developers don’t want to invest resources in the development of dedicated software. Microsoft is now trying to populate the store with Progressive Web Apps, which are much easier to develop and can be easily ported from other platforms.

In practice, PWA applications will run like a site, and porting them from other platforms or directly from the browser will be very simple...

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