Ok, there won’t be a sequel in the naming, Microsoft has announced the next generation of Windows operating system – Windows 10 (yup, everybody missed the Windows 9 though). The new Windows is built as one product family, one platform and one store with a tailored experience for each device.
Windows 10 was announced during an event in San Francisco where Terry Myerson, Microsoft chief for Operating System said that the new Windows is built to deliver the right experience on the right device at the right time.
Some important changes with Windows 10 –
- Start Menu is back – Microsoft has brought back the old Start Menu along with the revamped modern apps and Live Tiles. It also carries the Universal search, that not only search for apps/files on your PC but also bring results directly from web.
- ModernApps on Windows – Apps from the modern UI now works in same format as desktop apps. One can now resized, moved around, maximize, minimize, and close with a click.
- Multiple desktops – A feature available with the Mac OSX, one can create multiple desktop screen for different purpose and switch between these desktops easily.
- Multitasking enhancement – One can now have up to four apps arranged in the same screen with a new quadrant layout. Windows will also make smart suggestions on filling available screen space with other open apps.
- Universal Apps – With Windows 10 there is only one application platform for all developers. They now only need to write a universal app that targets the entire Windows platform from PC, Smartphones, tablets and more.
Interested in trying out the latest Windows 10? Microsoft has opened a Windows Insider Program where enthusiastic and PC experts can get free access to the technical preview of Windows 10 for desktops and laptops.