Microsoft has officially unveiled its next-generation of Windows. Rumors suggested many names to the new OS. It was code-named as Threshold and people expected it to be named as Windows 9, but Microsoft surprises them all and titled it as ‘Windows 10’.
The Redmond giant terms its latest operating system as the “most comprehensive platform ever”. Windows 10 is said to offer a great experience for all hardware across a single platform. Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore says that they want all the Windows 7 users to have the sentiment that yesterday they were driving a first generation Prius, and now with Windows 10 it’s like a Tesla.
Microsoft claims that Windows 10 will deliver the right experience on the right device at the right time. They have got all the good elements from previous Windows and have put them together in Windows 10. The conventional Start Menu and the metro like start screen is back with Windows 10, which also means that your desktop is no longer occupied with huge grid of tiles. However, the live tiles are still around and you can now resize them to match your preference.
Windows 10 comes with a new universal search in the start menu that is capable of showing results from the World Wide Web. There is an Expose like option from the OS X, which has been dubbed ‘task view’ to help you master Windows multitasking features.
Microsoft is also adding a new Continuum mode for convertible devices like the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, using which you can switch between the tablet mode and the laptop model without having to break your back. Good news is that the Charms Bar got few enhancements too.
The Windows 10 Insider Program will launch tomorrow and will allow enthusiasts to get a feel of the new OS before the general public. Microsoft will commercially launch its Windows 10 OS somewhere in the late 2015.