And it will be called : Windows 10

Microsoft has announced that the name of their new client operation system will be Windows 10.

Windows Product Family

Some of the new (confirmed!) features are:

  • Start menu (is back!)
  • Everything runs in a window
  • Snap enhancements
  • New task view button
  • Multiple desktops
  • Find files faster
  • Command Prompt understands CTRL+V (finally!)

Start Menu
Start menu: The familiar Start menu is back, but it brings with it a new customizable space for your favorite apps and Live Tiles.

Everything Runs In A Window
Everything runs in a window: Apps from the Windows Store now open in the same format that desktop apps do and can be resized and moved around, and have title bars at the top allowing for maximize, minimize, and close with a click.

Snap Enhancements
Snap enhancements: You can now have four apps snapped on the same screen with a new quadrant layout. Windows will also show other apps and programs running for additional snapping and even make smart suggestions on filling available screen space with other open apps.

New Task View Button
New task view button: There’s a new task-view button on the taskbar for quick switching between open files and quick access to any desktops you create.

Multiple Desktops

Multiple desktops: Create desktops for different purposes and projects and switch between these desktops easily and pick up where you left off on each desktop.

Find files faster: File Explorer now displays your recent files and frequently visited folders making for finding files you’ve worked on is easier.

Source: Blogging Windows

Where to download the Windows 10 Technical Preview?

Microsoft has announced their new version of Windows and named it Windows 10. Starting October 1st, you can register for the Windows Insider Program and download the Windows 10 Technical Preview.

 

Direct Links

If you want to follow the Windows Technical Preview event, please check my other post for more info.