It seems as though Microsoft Windows 8 came and went in a flash. Currently on 8.1, Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 (they’re skipping version 9) will be released in late 2015. While many users are still using Windows XP, most who have tried (or read about) Windows 8 prefer to use the version before — Microsoft 7. Windows 8 caused quite a stir with its release, as many users were frustrated that the new design was not intuitive and did not provide the Windows feel and appeal. The hurried release of Microsoft 10 comes from complaints and criticism of Windows 8. Version 10 will still have a touch user interface option but will also include elements that many adored in older versions.
Instead of Windows 8’s cumbersome new menu, Windows 10 will have a split menu with apps on the left (like Windows 7) and live tiles on the right (like Windows 8). You will also be able to customize your Start menu tiles, a complicated option which frustrated many new Windows 8 users.
Microsoft Windows 10 will be available for desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones and embedded products. “It will run on the broadest types of devices ever, from the smallest ‘Internet of things’ device to enterprise data centers worldwide,” according to Terry Myerson, leader of Microsoft’s Operating Systems Group.
If you have any questions about which Windows operating system is best for you, please feel free to contact the Nerds. We will happily discuss your computer needs and how we can help equip you with the best desktop or laptop for you.