- 30 September 2014, Tuesday, Microsoft revealed Windows 10 in San Francisco
- Why is it not called Windows 9? To show how big the changes are.
- Works on all hardware from PCs to tablets to smartphones to embedded products
- Aimed at business users. Consumer features will be discussed later.
- Tries to combine the familiarity of Windows 7 with the colourful interface of Windows 8.
- No more toggling apps between desktop mode and tile mode.
- Not just for touch screens anymore, but also for mice and keyboards.
- Not giving up on touch. The Charms are still available but with experiential change.
- You can create multiple virtual desktops like what Mac OS X can do.
- A “continuum” UI feature for two-in-one PCs to switch between tablet and laptop modes.
- Snaps four apps on one screen, like Windows 7 can snap two.
- Developers will get ONE application platform to write apps for the entire product family.
- Release date will be around middle of 2015 after Microsoft Build conference.
- Until then, this is not the final version while feedback is gathered from Windows Insiders.
- Price not revealed yet. Or should it be free?
Should we pay for Windows 10 after twos years of inconvenience with Windows 8? Leave your comment.