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Windows 10 So Far and Has the Death of Internet Explorer Been Exaggerated?

Windows 10 Technical Preview x64 Build 10041-2015-03-25-21-40-48

The latest preview of Microsoft Windows 10 (10041) is looking more like a useable OS or it would be if I could use mail, contacts and a few other basic apps. Oh well. It’s just a preview. It’s nice to see a new Windows Store and the normal full screen apps working in a window. Although at the moment this seems to be the default. I was getting used to having apps working in full screen. It simplified and focused the process of what the app is meant to achieve. The mail program is uncomplicated and easy to use and I use all the time for my personal email. I even use Remote Desktop (downloaded from the store) in full screen. Well now I can do both in Windows 10.

I do have one thought about Internet Explorer though. Are Microsoft really going to drop it? When you start it up you are taken to a page that explains the new Spartan engine, is not in this release of Internet Explorer. So are we going to see Internet Explorer 12 or a browser of a different name. Perhaps Modern IE? We shall have to see. Another 3 months or so.

In the meantime have a look at some screen shots of the installation process and quick look around the desktop.

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