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5 Features That Windows 10 Has Taken From Linux

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#1 NickAu


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Posted 05 October 2014 - 05:01 PM


Microsoft has announced its upcoming operating system Windows 10. The name ‘Windows 10′ has surprised many as people were expecting it to be called Windows 9 as the current version is Windows 8.1. Most plausible reason for this is to avoid conflicts with old codes that dealt with Windows 95.

Windows 10 promises some features which Microsoft users may find exciting. These features might be new to Windows but are they really new? Indeed, there are several features existing in GNU/Linux world for quite some time. In this article we shall see five Windows 10 features which might actually be inspired from Linux.

5 Windows 10 features inspired by Linux

Just to clarify, I am not saying that it is unethical that Microsoft has implemented some features in Windows 10, which are existing in desktop Linux. If the features are good and enhances user experience, every OS may try to implement those.

5 Features That Windows 10 Has Taken From Linux



. Just 5? Well I guess it's a good start, One day when Windows grows up it may actually become a decent operating system,

Edited by NickAu1, 05 October 2014 - 05:07 PM.

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Posted 05 October 2014 - 10:41 PM

If MS wants Windows 10 not only to be a contender, but also secure, they need to remove the option in "Turn Windows Features on or off" that allows two unsupported .NET Framework versions to be installed, specifically .NET 3.5 & 2.0. 


True, it may be needed for some things to work, but the actual release of Windows 10 will be a year away & new devices won't be on the level of hardware available today (DDR3 RAM & CPU's that supports it for starters). Developers of software should be forced to be in compliance with .NET Framework 4.5.2 standards (or higher once available), and have a time frame to get in compliance with each new release. 


These older, unsupported .NET Framework versions poses a significant security risk to the new OS. Some .NET Framework 4 versions are going to be unsupported as of January 12, 2016, maybe 3-4 months after Windows 10 is reality & available on devices & for licensing. And no, that's not an eternity away.  :P


MS didn't get the idea of recycling old updates from Linux. 



Edited by cat1092, 05 October 2014 - 10:43 PM.

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