Microsoft today unveiled its newest desktop operating system, and is not Windows 9. The company today unveiled its latest version of Windows named Windows 10. Stating that Windows is currently used by over 1.5 billion people across the world, the company announced that Windows 10 will run of many different kind of electronic devices…
Windows 10 will run across an incredibly broad set of devices – from the Internet of Things, to servers in enterprise datacenters worldwide. Some of these devices have 4 inch screens – some have 80 inch screens – and some don’t have screens at all. Some of these devices you hold in your hand, others are ten feet away. Some of these devices you primarily use touch/pen, others mouse/keyboard, others controller/gesture – and some devices can switch between input types.
To not confuse many customers as they did with Windows 8, Microsoft has combined many elements from Windows 7 with elements found in Windows 8. The company combined the Start menu from Windows 7, giving the users the option to display Live Tiles in it as well. Within Windows 10, now everything will run in desktop mode. Apps from the Windows Store will no longer annoyingly open in full screen and will give you the option to minimize it, maximize it, move around, or close it.
Another feature found in Windows 10 is the ability to have four apps snapped on the same screen at the same time. Using a quadrant layout you will be able to work on up to four apps with the Snap enhancement feature. The OS also has a new task-view button which allows you to quickly switch between open files and quick access to any desktops you create.
The beta (technical preview) will be available for download tomorrow October 1st through its Windows Insider Program. Windows Insider Program is a program designed to give Microsoft feedback on Windows. You will be able to download the preview at preview.microsoft.com.