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Microsoft has revealed more about the latest version of its operating system, Windows 10. It will be free for the first year to those who own Windows 8.1.
In a move that will please Windows 7 fans, the Start menu is back and will also be available in full-screen view.
Windows 10 works on phones and tablets, interacting with your PC.
Voice assistant Cortana will be built into Windows 10, it’s already found in Windows Mobile devices.
Notifications link between devices running Windows 10, so dismissing a notification on a mobile device will also remove it from your PC.
Microsoft confirmed it is working on a new web browser for Windows 10, codenamed ‘Project Spartan.’ Users will be able to write on the page using a stylus.
The official Xbox app will be built into every device running Windows 10.
Gamers will be able to stream games from their PC to a mobile device running Windows 10.
Microsoft is working on a virtual reality headset called HoloLens. The wearer will be able to interact with the world around it. Windows 10 apps appear as holograms the user can explore and interact with.
Windows 10 is set to launch later this year, but Microsoft has yet to confirm the exact release date.