Windows 10, Microsoft’s most recent announcement, is set to hit the market and go live late in 2015 – but the focus this time is on being “the most comprehensive platform ever.”
Windows 10, codenamed “Threshold” is going to be different than any platform by Microsoft. Users can put Windows 8 behind them, and for good measure the company skipped Windows 9, just so the rest of the world could really put Windows 8 out of their minds.
Satya Nadella said Monday while speaking that “Windows 10 is a very important step for us,” citing that the OS would be the first of many to bring a “new generation” of Windows, instead of boring and frustrating users with the same problems posed by Windows 8.
Currently being dubbed “the most comprehensive platform ever,” Windows 10 will deliver a tailored experience that works from the ground up and is fundamentally built to withstand “mobile first, cloud first.”
Windows 10 will also deliver for the professional clientele that Microsoft so desperately needs to regain after losing with the previous launch. In fact, the Threshold changes will replicate and remind many of the much popular Windows 7, and that isn’t by accident.
However, all of Windows 8 wasn’t a loss. The Live Tiles, will run across the right side of the screen, and the familiar start functionality will reside on the left side. However, Microsoft is going to have to deliver a significantly different operating system if they’re going to regain some of the individuals they lost with their failed attempt at Windows 8. Even after updates, the OS remained stagnant, and generally disliked.
Interestingly, Windows will integrate a “Task view” that will give users a display of every app that’s running, in each virtual desktop. Then, it will give users the ability to toggle between them, and even create new ones creating an ideal interface for multitasking.
Also, Windows 10 utilizes a constantly evolving interface system. Essentially, depending on how the user is going through and using a computer – that will in the end dictate how the device reacts. In other words, if you’re using the touch features, or using it like a tablet – then the operating system will behave differently than if you were using a computer like a traditional computer.
The goal here is to create a computer that can be everything that it once was. Nadella went on to point out that the company has “architected Windows where it can run on everything.” The point is that Windows used to be the all-mighty go to when it came to computing whether you were a business or a person. Now, Microsoft stands poised to get that back.