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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 operating system

Windows 10

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 operating system

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 operating system

 

Microsoft has now officially unveiled the Windows 10 operating system, an OS which Microsoft promises to be familiar to both Windows 7 and 8 users.

The OS will bring back a Windows 7 Style start menu, which will also feature several Windows 8 style tiles. While the Start menu was added to Windows 8.1, this will be seen a a very big move by Microsoft, especially in the eyes of business users where Windows 7 still remains the "de facto standard for the enterprise environment".

 

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 operating system  Microsoft unveils Windows 10 operating system  

 

The OS will be made available on many different types of devices, from phones and tablets to desktop PCs, which means we will see both x86 and ARM compatible versions.

The OS will behave differently depending on the type of device it is being used on. Unlike its predecessor, users will not need to switch between Desktop Mode and the more touch-focused alternative. For those with two-in-one laptop/tablets, Windows 10 will contain a feature called ‘Continuum’, which will allow you to switch between the traditional mouse and keyboard input methods to Microsoft's newly improved touch UI on the fly.

The search bar on the start menu will also see many improvements, even bring up web results. Metro style applications will now be windowed and will work better with a mouse and keyboard. Users will be able to access both classic and universal apps. Belfiore said that “we don’t want the duality, we want users on PCs with mice and keyboards to have their familiar UI,”

Windows 10 will also allow users to open up virtual desktop windows and switch between them easily, much like the ‘expose’ feature on Mac OS X.

We know that Windows 10 will be available in 2015, but we have no information on upgrade options and pricing at present.

 

Join the discussion on Windows 10 on the OC3D Forums.

 

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Most Recent Comments

30-09-2014, 15:23:06

Tripp
windows 9 isnt even out yet???Quote

30-09-2014, 15:33:06

Kyiagi
Not impressed i was kinda excited about win 8 since it was a bid different, but now they just going back Quote

30-09-2014, 15:36:45

SeekaX
That logo looks like the Sims designers made it. Horrible.Quote

30-09-2014, 15:38:57

WillSK
I for one am thankful that they're going back to a more traditional look on the Desktop PC. The hybrid "continuum" option seems nice too.

Only thing I don't understand is now that they've announced this. The windows 7 fans (myself included) will just skip 9 and wait for this surely?Quote

30-09-2014, 15:41:24

SuB
Great, now un-bugger the rest of the GUI so it doesn't look like fast-prototype software and more like a finished product not for kids and we're golden.Quote
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