Current Affairs 2 August 2015: Microsoft launched Windows 10, Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics

 Microsoft bypasses Windows 9, launched Windows 10 Operating System 

Microsoft bypasses Windows 9, launched Windows 10 Operating SystemMicrosoft has started rolling out Windows 10 to customers around the world.

Windows 8, which launched in 2012 and introduced the concept of ‘live tiles’ for touch-based computing, Microsoft decided to bypass Windows 9 and jump straight to Windows 10, combining the “best elements” of Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Windows 10 Features:

  • Windows 10 is compatible with desktop and Phone.
  • There is a new web browser called Edge, which allows users to annotate web pages, save them to read later, or select “read mode” to strip out adverts and sidebars.
  • Windows 10 also comes with Microsoft’s virtual personal assistant, Cortana, which pops up with notifications and suggestions, and learns the user’s preferences over time.

 Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics 

Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics and ParalympicsBeijing has been chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, beating the bid of Kazakhstan’s Almaty. Beijing and Almaty were considered outsiders when the 2022 bid race opened two years ago.

After hosting the 2008 Olympics, the Chinese capital will be the first city to host both a summer and winter Games.

 

Previous Winter Olympics hosts:

2018: Pyeongchang, South Korea

2014: Sochi, Russia

2010: Vancouver, Canada

2006: Turin, Italy

2002: Salt Lake City, USA

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