Microsoft announced the next version of its Windows operating system: Windows 10.
The name is definitely not in line with expectations. Why? No-one expected it will be called ‘Windows 10’ not Windows 9. Happily, the last 943 people to cover the operating system got the name wrong. I am among them.
Microsoft explained that Windows 10 has some major (and long awaited) improvements. Here are the highlights:
“One product family. One platform. One store.”
“Windows 10 will run on the broadest amount of devices. A tailored experience for each device,” said Terry Myerson, Microsoft Executive VP of Operating Systems. “There will be one way to write a universal application, one store, one way for apps to be discovered purchased and updated across all of these devices.”
Start Menu Will be Back
As expected, Microsoft is bringing back a few features of Windows 7, too, including a redesigned start menu that combines the basic Windows 7 menu with the (resizable) tiles of the Windows 8 start screen.
Supports Multiple Desktops
Windows 10 will also allow users to work with multiple desktops. Users will be able to create desktops for different purposes and projects and switch between these desktops easily and pick up where they left off on each desktop.
Windows 10 “Snap Assist” UI, now allows users to have four apps snapped on the same screen with a new quadrant layout. Windows will also show other apps and programs running for additional snapping and even make smart suggestions on filling available screen space with other open apps.
Everything Runs in a Window
Apps from the Windows Store now open in the same format that desktop apps do and can be resized and moved around, and have title bars at the top allowing for maximize, minimize, and close with a click.
With the Windows 10 review video and the thin details supplied here, how do you see the new Windows?