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Windows 10 announced 03.10.14

Microsoft unveils its next operating system

Microsoft decided to skip Windows 9 on Tuesday, and went straight to announcing Windows 10. The new iteration signifies a substantial jump from Windows 8, which was chastised for removing the Start Menu, as well as being difficult to use. Consumer and business uptake of the OS has been slow as a result.

Windows 10 sees the return of the Start Menu with additional space within it for ‘live tiles’. Microsoft says that it has also been designed to adapt to the type of device it is being used on. For example, two-in-one laptop-tablet hybrids with see Windows 10 offering a desktop mode when a keyboard is attached, and a tablet option when used as a tablet.

Some details remain unconfirmed, such as pricing and formal release date.

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