Microsoft has finally revealed the name of their next version of Windows OS, putting an end to all the rumors regarding the name. So it’s official now, the next version of Windows OS is going to be called Windows 10, not Windows One, not Windows 9 but 10. So, did you miss 9? No, the Windows 8.1 is also being counted.
When Microsoft named Windows 7, it was called Windows 7 because it was the seventh version of Windows OS released by Microsoft. So, it’s obvious to name the next version Windows 10.
Microsoft may have spilled the beans and rubbished all the rumors regarding the name of the OS, but most of the features and screenshots that got leaked by major tech blogs seem to be true.
If you have watched the into a video posted above this article, you may have noticed that Windows 10 will have the ability to run Modern apps in the desktop environment, these apps can be re-sized and run next to the native applications from the desktop environment.
For example, Microsoft has finally brought back the traditional start menu which seems more usable, unlike the one they shipped with Windows 8.1.
The reason for bringing back the familiar start menu back is to convince Windows 7 users to make a switch as they still number in millions. This blend of Windows 7 and Windows 8 will convince them to opt for the newest version which is planned to be released by the last quarter of 2015, which is still a year from now.
But Microsoft will be making the technical preview available from tomorrow. It is the unstable version which still requires a lot of polishing but it’s a chance for Windows fans to try and taste the next version in advance.
The links will soon be added to this post when they will be live, it is, however, recommended to install on a secondary PC as the unstable version may affect your work.