Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Home is the basic variant of Windows 10. It comes with a number of new features including the revamped Start Menu. The company decided to chop it off from Windows 8 three years ago, but on popular demand, this feature is making a return to the desktop operating system. You also get a full-fledged version of Cortana, the digital voice assistant formerly exclusively available on Windows Phone.
Other than that, the Home edition also gets you features like Battery Saver, TPM support, and company’s new biometrics security feature called Windows Hello.
Home users will also be able to utilise the all-new Virtual Desktops option and Snap assist feature with up to 4 apps on one screen. Furthermore, they can also give a whirl to Continuum, a flagship feature of Windows 10 that lets you quickly switch from desktop mode to tablet mode.
The Home edition also supports Windows Update – eligible to snag automatic updates from Microsoft – and also provides security measures such as Microsoft Passport. The aforementioned features should fit an average Joe’s bill as the company is providing all the essential features in the basic variant.
However, if you crave for more sophisticated protection, or if your work requires features such as support for side-loading of business apps, the Home edition could leave a lot to be desired, and you are better off with the Pro edition.
NEW EXCITING FEATURES
Multi-doing redefines the way people work on their PC. This feature makes multi-tasking on your computer easier than ever, allowing you to view four things at once and create multiple virtual desktops.
- Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft Edge is the new internet browser, a significant upgrade to the well-known Internet Explorer browser. Edge is designed to let the web work the way you work, allowing you to write or type on most webpages and easily share these notes with anyone you desire. Edge also introduces the new reading view, allowing you to read articles distraction free.
Cortana, new personal digital assistant, works alongside you all day and follows you across all other windows 10 home devices to assist you whenever and wherever you need. Cortana develops into your own personal assistant over time by learning more about you whilst assisting. It is specialized in reminders, delivering them at the right time and place so you forget less and can do more. Ask Cortana to search for your files and programs, or even to look up something specific in those documents, programs or on the Web.
- Unified core.
At the same time, Windows 10 Home represents the culmination of the platform convergence journey with Windows now running on a single, unified core. This convergence enables apps to become universal, meaning they will look and perform the same way on every Windows device, whether you are using a smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop or even your Xbox One.
- Continuum feature.
The continuum feature allows users to switch between laptop (keyboard and mouse) and tablet mode in convertible devices. When you want to use only the touchscreen, tablet mode changes the layout of the operating system so that it becomes more touch-friendly. Once you connect a mouse and keyboard, or flip your laptop around, Windows will go into a desktop mode. Apps will turn back into displaying desktop windows that are easier to move around with a mouse.
- Support for holographic computing.
Windows is also the first operating system that supports holographic computing. Together with the HoloLens (separate device), Windows 10 Home gives you access to amazing augmented reality functions. High-definition holograms will come to life in your world, seamlessly integrating with your physical environment. Holograms mixed with your real world will unlock completely innovative ways to create,
- Windows Ink.
Get ideas down fast. The Windows Ink Workspace is instantly accessible wherever you are, so you don’t need to worry about missing an idea. Quickly access an Ink Workspace with the click of a digital pen or straight from your taskbar. You can even pull up the Ink Workspace before logging in.
The multitasking features of Windows 10 Home pair perfectly with Office. Arrange your screen however you want, easily manage multiple Office apps and docs on one screen, and effortlessly snap up to four of them to optimize your work space. You can also slide the shared edge of snapped apps to wherever you want it, easily resizing both apps in a single motion.
Play Xbox games in native 4K with four times the resolution of Full HD 1080p right on your Windows 10 Home PC. Stream your gameplay and share clips of your most epic gaming moments with the built-in Game Bar. Windows 10 optimizes your PC with Game Mode, which dedicates more system resources to games while you’re playing.