Tempted to try Windows 10? New ’emulator’ let’s you do it without installing the OS

Tempted to try Windows 10? New ’emulator’ let’s you do it without installing the OS ...

If you’re an OS X user that’s curious about Windows 10 — or perhaps you’re a Windows 7 or 8 user that keeps swatting away those annoying pop-ups to upgrade — you can now get a sneak peek without making the leap to an entirely new operating system.

Microsoft has launched a cool new portal that provides the full a genuine Windows 10 experience on any PC, tablet or smartphone.

First things first, the site uses the term “emulator,” but the demonstration is definitely not that. Instead, Microsoft’s portal uses a faux laptop and recorded demonstrations that show you around the Windows environment. When you click something, like “Stay on top of my calendar,” the portal shows you a demonstration of how things get done in Windows 10.

All-in-all there are 11 topics, each with sub-topics that show you how to navigate, and just generally get things done in Windows 10.

Once you’re done, you can try out the tablet or smartphone ’emulators’ to further bridge the ‘one OS to rule them all’ concept of Windows 10 as a cross-platform operating system.

Windows 10 Portal on Microsoft

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