Yesterday instead of announcing the next version of its iconic operating system in front of a massive crowd of thousands, Microsoft unveils the future of Windows i,e, Windows 10. The software will run on a wide range of devices, from phones and tablets to PCs and Xbox games consoles, with applications sold from a single store. It also marks the return of the Start Menu, which had been removed from Windows 8.
These provide a quick view of notifications from relevant applications, such as details of new emails, Facebook messages and weather forecast updates.
The Start Menu now features both a list of apps and live tiles
The company said the facility was intended to make the software seem familiar to both users of Windows 8 and Windows 7.
“Windows 10 represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows, unlocking new experiences to give customers new ways to work, play and connect,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Operating Systems group at Microsoft. “This will be our most comprehensive operating system and the best release Microsoft has ever done for our business customers, and we look forward to working together with our broader Windows community to bring Windows 10 to life in the months ahead.”