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Windows 10..

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be globally available on July 29th as a free upgrade to users of the Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 versions.  

But when you upgrade, you'll say good bye to some things that we have come to know and love, and you'll have some very new and exciting capabilities that we've all been waiting for.

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be globally available on July 29th as a free upgrade to users of the Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 versions.  

But when you upgrade, you'll say good bye to some things that we have come to know and love, and you'll have some very new and exciting capabilities that we've all been waiting for.

So what's going away?

Well the good news is that for the most part, nothing is going away that we can't do without.  

Probably the most notable missing item will be the Windows Media Centre.  This media player was originally released on the XP version of Windows and was envisioned as an entertainment hub for the Windows based PC.  It served to store and play images, videos, and music.  It could even serve as a personal digital video recorder (DVR) for over the air TV, with the installation of a compatible tuner.

But the Media Centre was most often used for playing DVD's and even that has dwindled to the point that Microsoft has opted to drop the product from it's lineup.  There's talk of a replacement product coming from Microsoft later this year, but until then, you'll have to rely on a third party product to play your DVD's in Windows 10.

Another group of items that Microsoft has decided to drop from Windows 10 is the Desktop Widgets/Gadgets and the associated Windows Sidebar platform. Seems there are some serious vulnerabilities in that platform making the decision to drop it an easy one. 

Now I know you're not one of them, but there are some changes to the prebundled Games that will have quite a few people at a loss with how to fill their work day.  Kidding aside, if you've come to love the Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Hearts games that have come prepackaged with the Windows OS since the dawn of the Windows environment, brace yourself, because they have been removed from Windows 10. 

 

 
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