Yesterday Microsoft Windows 10 build 9888 leaked to the internet. I installed it and would like to show you what has changed in this build. I wouldn't say anything significant has changed or has been added, but some interesting things exist in Windows 10 build 9888. Let's delve deeper.
Desktop aka pain in the rear
If you activate the Continuum UI in Windows 10 as described HERE, and enable the Start screen instead of the Start menu from Taskbar Properties, you will see that Desktop is named "Desktop (aka pain in the rear)".
Is this some indication of what Microsoft thinks of the Desktop? Maybe because so far it seems that Microsoft is putting efforts into the Desktop just to please people who were pissed off by Windows 8. Maybe Microsoft's loyalties lie with Metro only as more of Metro UI lands on the Desktop. The so called Desktop resurgence is only lip service. Anyway, this image was offensive to me and it looks like a cruel, weird joke.
No password request on the logon screen when you haven't set a password
In the previous build 9879 of Windows 10, the OS always asked you for a password when you signed out from your Desktop session and wanted to log in again. Even if you had set no password, the password request screen appeared.
In build 9888, this has been fixed reassuring me that at least some bugs are being fixed if not all.
Once again, Microsoft has changed window animations for the n-th time to make them look more polished.
32-bit apps are indicated as 'WoW' in the Task Manager
x86 apps running on x64 (64-bit) Windows were indicated previously in the Task Manager by the text "(32-bit)" appended after their name, as the image shows:
zPC settings is now the default Settings app and has search
The PC Settings app and zPC Settings app from build 9879 have both been merged into a single app called "Settings". There is also a search box in Settings.
Now the Maps app can work without the Internet. Maps will be available offline.
Updated Battery Saver
The battery saver app is slightly modified compared the previous one in build 9879, however, it is still incomplete.
Kernel version is bumped to v10
Many people expected to see the kernel version as 6.4. But in Windows 10 build 9888, Microsoft jumped to version 10 of the kernel directly.
Additionally, you can enable the Eva voice to try it out.
That's it. Please let me know if I forgot something.