The big day is here! The Windows 10 May 2020 Update, also known as version 2004, is finally here. This major new feature update for the operating system is finally available to everyone.
We already took a look at many of these new additions in a featured article a few days back.
Now, let’s see what Microsoft has to say about these.
New features in the Windows 10 May 2020 Update
Windows 10 has been on a bit of an odd trajectory for the last couple of years. We did get a feature update in the second half of 2019, but that one only packed in minor additions. The November 2019 Update was more about refining the previous update, rather than making significant leaps forward.
Unlike the previous release, this one is a pretty substantial update that brings along a whole bunch of new features to the OS. Yet, at the same time, despite Windows 10 version 2004 being a more significant update, and having a longer period of testing, it still is one of the smaller ones.
We have the two big ones in the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, and the new Cortana app, both of which change how you use the operating system substantially. Then there’s also a little something called DirectX 12 Ultimate, which hardcore gamers are sure to prize.
But there are several other enhancements scattered across.
The software titan compiled a whole bunch of these new features in its announcement blog post that goes over these handy new additions. We take a look at these below, and see how these options make the May 2020 Update the best version of Windows 10 yet.
Windows Subsystem for Linux 2
Depending on who you ask, the debut of Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 is a big deal. For the first time in forever there’s an actual Linux kernel that is shipping with Windows. And for some users, this alone makes it worth the upgrade to the Windows 10 May 2020 Update.