Windows 10 May 2020 Update adds Overhauled Cortana Assistant, WSL 2, and More

Microsoft continues to improve its Windows 10 OS or at least change its looks. A report from StatCounter reveals that about a third of the total number of Microsoft users are still using the good old Windows 7, although the OS is officially dead since January. Microsoft doesn’t like these stats, and it continues to try to convince users to switch to Windows 10.

Windows 10 is now receiving the stable update for May, and this brings several worth-mentioning features like an overhauled version of Cortana, Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2, Your Phone feature for Windows on ARM, and even more.

Cortana becomes chat-based

The famous virtual assistant for Windows 10 becomes more comfortable to use now. As usual, Cortana still allows the user to schedule his plans, open certain apps, connect with people, and pretty much everything that the virtual robot is known for. But this time, it goes more chat-style, simplifying things and becoming even faster at reacting to the user’s demands. You can interact with Cortana via either text or by voice. There are also options for resizing, moving, and docking the app window.

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 is now being rolled out to all users of the stable Windows 10 branch. Therefore, there’s a full Linux kernel for the stable branch. WSL 2 has also now become updateable through Windows Update, so there’s no use anymore for relying only on the command line for updating the kernel.

There are even more features that the new Windows 10 brings, and you are free to explore them all. The update is rolling out gradually to desktops, so it may take a while until it arrives for your Windows 10 PC. For installation, navigating to the Windows Update settings panel (Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update), and selecting Check for updates is all you have to do.

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