What are some interesting improvements to the Windows operating system

operating system: Microsoft's notes on basic Windows improvements

In a blog entry, Microsoft announced improvements to Windows that are already classified as Modern OS in some media. However, it is not a specific product announcement. Microsoft names just a few functions that should be part of a modern operating system. Indeed, in the event that they are implemented, they represent some fundamental improvements.

The most interesting innovation from the point of view of users who handle Windows updates a lot are the seamless updates. In a more modern operating system, updates should no longer bother the user and should run completely in the background. The group even wants to forego restarting the operating system after updates. This has been a time-consuming process so far, which in some cases even required several reboots under Windows, especially if a system was not active for a long time. Of course, Microsoft also wants to make such updates reliable. After the numerous delays with Windows 10 Version 1809, that would be a significant improvement.

There should be a further improvement in terms of security by separating processes more closely from one another. It will therefore be more difficult for attackers to break through the security barriers in order to get deeper into the system. Since Microsoft only explains this in one sentence, it is difficult to assess what is actually meant by it. Microsoft calls it secure by default. Current operating systems are actually quite safe in the delivery state. In fact, regular security gaps that allow the escalation of privilege are a major problem for current security architectures. But not only Microsoft is affected by this.

Another item on Microsoft's list for a modern operating system is Always Connected. It's about never being able to lose the connection with WLAN and 5G - provided the infrastructure allows it. Microsoft is obviously assuming that. But this Always Connected PC actually already exists. Golem.de even tested it in 2018.

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