During yesterday’s Microsoft press conference and Windows event that took place in San Francisco yesterday, Microsoft surprised the world by not announcing Windows 9 as their new OS platform but by missing a number and unveiling the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system.
The Microsoft Windows 10 operating system has been created to provide one product family, one platform and one store across multiple different devices explained Microsoft. Including smartphones, tablets, desktop PCs, gaming consoles and smart TVs and anything else that Microsoft might develop in the future such as wearables.
As you might expect the new Microsoft Windows 10 operating system will not look exactly the same on every device, but will include compatibility and features that are available across the spectrum of Windows 10 supported hardware. Microsoft explains a little more :
“Windows 10 represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows. Windows 10 unlocks new experiences for customers to work, play and connect. Windows 10 embodies what our customers (both consumers and enterprises) demand and what we will deliver.
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.
We’re not talking about one UI to rule them all – we’re talking about one product family, with a tailored experience for each device.
And across this breadth of devices, we are delivering one application platform for our developers. Whether you’re building a game or a line of business application, there will be one way to write a universal app that targets the entire family. There will be one store, one way for applications to be discovered, purchased and updated across all of these devices.
Windows 10 will deliver the right experience on the right device at the right time. It will be our most comprehensive platform ever.”
A Microsoft Windows 10 technical preview is available from today October 1st, 2014, and the new Windows 10 operating system is expected to officially launch to consumers and worldwide during the middle of next year. For more information on the new Windows 10 operating system jump over to the Microsoft website for details or check out the video below.
Source: MS Blog
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