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Windows 10: Why These 10 New Features Matter

Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Build 14316, giving Insiders the option to try Cortana updates, Skype UWP preview, and native Bash on Ubuntu on Windows. Here are 10 features worth trying out.
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Cortana Updates: Easier Setup
Starting April 6, new Cortana features will be released to Insiders in sync across all devices where the personal digital assistant is present. Insiders who don't have Windows Phone can receive the updates via Cortana on Android, but they'll need version 1.5 or higher for it to work.
Microsoft also promises easier setup for Cortana. If you're in an area where Cortana is supported, but have had difficulty getting it to work, this will download the required speech language and enable Cortana.

Cortana Updates: Easier Setup

Starting April 6, new Cortana features will be released to Insiders in sync across all devices where the personal digital assistant is present. Insiders who don't have Windows Phone can receive the updates via Cortana on Android, but they'll need version 1.5 or higher for it to work.

Microsoft also promises easier setup for Cortana. If you're in an area where Cortana is supported, but have had difficulty getting it to work, this will download the required speech language and enable Cortana.

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hho927
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4/15/2016 | 4:42:39 PM
Re: All nice, but...
It doesn't work well with old hardware.

It's suppose to be a modern design which new people love it, old people hate it. MS is not gonna hear you. So stick with windows 7.

I use Cygwin (bash). It's nothing like the real Linux. Many things linux can do and windows can't. There is no guranteee that the app you write under it will work in a real Linux machine. It's a toy for beginners.

like you, i have accent.

I remember the old day, i could not get Dragon to hear a single word from me. I learnt to stay away from voice recognition system.
moarsauce123
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4/12/2016 | 7:52:48 AM
All nice, but...
... Win 10 still fails to properly several of the AMD systems that I have, dropping sound, video, and networking for no apparent reason. Nice that I can now custmize he action panel, but half the time it doesn't even show up when I click the task bar icon. And Cortana? That puppy either has a hearing problem or discriminates me for my slight accent. Utterly useless because it never understand what I told it. So I am left with typing things in which returns a cluttered hodgepodge of local and remote items that most of the time have zero relevance to what I am searching for. Sadly, most searches are for applications installed on the Win 10 system because wiithout a decent menu control (aka the old start menu) it is insanely difficult to find the shortcut for apps.

All these listed features do not matter a bit if these fundamental issues are not resolved. And yes, I reported those to Microsoft through the feedback app, which is also a klunky tool. Given how many complaints about always the same issues are filed I can only assume that Microsoft throws all the feedback into the digital trash anyway.

Win 10 is so bad, it makes Vista look like a user friendly and sophisticated system.
Charlie Babcock
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4/11/2016 | 2:36:37 PM
Windows 10 can invoke the bash shell
Very interesting in No. 4 that the bash shell from Ubuntu is now a native interface on Windows 10. 
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