6 apps with Windows 10 features

Microsoft has just announced Windows 10 for 2015, which will work across PCs, tablets, and phones. If you’re in the Windows Insider program, you can try a preview build now, but you’ll be installing software that’s still being tested. Instead, here’s how to get Windows 10 functionality right on your Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 PC.

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Curb Start button withdrawal with Start8 or Start Menu 8

Start8 vs. Start Menu 8

Killing the Start button was a bad call. Microsoft tried to appease users with the largely unhelpful Windows 8.1 pseudo-Start. Windows 10 will resurrect the button with some additional features. If you’re currently on Windows 8 or 8.1, check out Stardock’s Start8, a little launcher that brings the classic Windows 7 Start button to Windows 8′s interface. Customize the look, feel, and layout of the Start menu, and launch Modern apps or pin regular desktop programs for easy access. There are no fancy Live tiles. The app runs about $5 after a free trial. If Modern apps are something you can live … [Read more]

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giveaway / October 2, 2014 / Software
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