10 things Windows 10 does better than Windows 8 (+8 photos)

Fixing the Start menu is just the beginning. Windows 10 brings many other good changes, and we show you the best ones here.

  • Oh how I’ve missed you.

  • The News app in a desktop window in Windows 10.

  • Windows 10’s Continuum feature helps hybrid devices like the Surface behave like a tablet when it’s standalone, and like a PC when the keyboard’s connected.

  • Intel and Microsoft’s DirectX 11 vs. DirectX 12 demo.


  • Windows 10’s Action Center slides out from the right edge of the screen when summoned.

  • Cortana shows what you’ve got going on today when you activate her in Windows 10.

  • Cortana also groks natural language search commands.

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