As we mentioned earlier this month, it was rumored that today Microsoft would reveal a technology preview of Windows 9. Well, the wait is over and perhaps the most surprising thing about the new version is the name. Not Windows 9, or Threshold, but rather Windows 10. At a press conference today in San Francisco, Microsoft heavily targeted enterprise users as it touted a system that is “familiar, compatible, and productive.”
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By Tom Warren
Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 10 this morning, and the company is planning to distribute a Technical Preview of the new operating system tomorrow. At Microsoft’s event today there were a number of machines running the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and I got an opportunity to briefly explore the new OS. While Microsoft pushed hard with touch on Windows 8, Windows 10 is the complete opposite. If you mouse into the corners to find the tricky Charms Bar they no longer trigger and frustrate. Instead, you’re greeted with the familiar Windows desktop and Start Menu from the moment you use Windows 10. It’s Windows 7 right now and very early in its development, but it has some interesting improvements waiting inside. Read the rest of this entry »