Yesterday, 30th September, Microsoft announced their new operating system - Windows 10. The company is skipping '9' as Microsoft's Windows VP of Operating Systems Terry Myerson said, 'Windows 10 will be our most comprehensive platform ever,' and 'it wouldn’t be right to call it Windows 9.' Windows 10 is due for release late 2015.
In an announcement from Myerson on the Windows blog it said:
'It’s time for a new Windows. This new Windows must be built from the ground-up for a mobile-first, cloud-first world. This new Windows must help our customers be productive in both their digital work and their digital life. This new Windows must empower people and organizations to do great things.
That new Windows is Windows 10.'
The new operating system will run across many devices (practically everything it seems), as Myerson wrote it'll be implemented for the 'Internet of Things, to servers in enterprise datacenters worldwide.' A broad spectrum of devices then, as you can see in the image below.
In a live report on the unveiling of Windows 10 at an event yesterday The Verge state Windows VP Joe Belfiore mentioned the UI compared to the current Windows 8. He said, 'in Windows 8 when users launched a modern app, it sort of had a different environment. We don't want that duality, we want users on PCs with mice and keyboards to have their familiar UI.'
The Windows Insider Program is supposed to be available at some point today, and you can sign up on the website. It allows you to download the technical preview of the new OS and test it out for yourself.
Joe Belfiore explains the technical preview and Windows Insider Program in the video below, and goes on to show off some of Windows 10's features.