Microsoft skips Windows 9, announces Windows 10!
Microsoft is having a small event today where only few people were invited, but the happenings are far from small – the company has just announced the next version of their OS – Windows 10!
Microsoft says calling it Windows 9 would be wrong, as it will try to connect the software across several platforms, not only update the desktop. Calling it Windows One would be not appropriate as well as they’ve done it before, so they’re calling it Windows 10 for some reason, actually skipping version 9.
Naming their newest OS Windows 10 could imply reaching a milestone – a renewed focus on the cloud and creating a cohesive experience across several devices through a one app store.
“One [Ring] to rule them all… and in the darkness bind them.”
Basically, Windows 10 is Windows 8 embedded into the familiarity of Windows 7. For example, the Start menu is finally back again on the corner of your desktop, but with live tiles and new UI elements. This doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten the Start screen however, as it is still there for touch-enabled devices.
Windows will also have Enterprise as expected, and believe it or not, Windows 10 will be the next version of Windows Phone as well.
Microsoft Windows 10 will be available mid-2015 after the build conference. With that said, it’s safe to say there are still a lot of changes on the way before everything is final. For now, all that we can do is wait.