Microsoft Unveils Windows 10 System with Start Menu

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Forget Windows 9. In an unexpected twist, Microsoft will be going straight to Windows 10 from Windows 8 as it faces a challenging future for its operating system. Windows 10 is an exponential leap, according to Microsoft’s executive VP of operating systems, Terry Myerson.

“Windows 10 will run on the broadest amount of devices. A tailored experience for each device,” Myerson said at a press event here Tuesday. “There will be one way to write a universal application, one store, one way for apps to be discovered purchased and updated across all of these devices.”

Windows 10 combines elements of Windows 8’s forward-thinking design and the familiarity and functionality of Windows 7, still the most popular Microsoft OS. According to Web traffic-tracking firm Net Applications, Windows 7 can be found on 51% of desktop PCs in August, compared with just over 13 percent for versions 8 and 8.1 combined.

[via CNET]

Monica Adams | News Cult