Microsoft surprised everyone this week when it unveiled Windows 10, rather than Windows 9, as would have made more sense numerically speaking. With Windows 10 Microsoft is preparing for perhaps its most important release in years.
It is too early to make a definitive decision, but from the presentation, blogs and videos it looks like Windows 10 may be a step back in the right direction after the failure of Windows 8.
V3 has taken a look at what we know so far to put together a top 10 of Windows 10 that we think could win consumers, and more importantly businesses, back to Microsoft's platform. What do you think? Are you impressed, or does it look to similar to Windows 8?
10. The death of XP, finally
Since Microsoft ceased support for Windows XP, experts, and Microsoft, have been screaming till they're blue in the face for people to upgrade to a newer, supported operating system.
One of the biggest reasons for this is the increased risk XP users put themselves in, as the lack of support means Microsoft will no longer patch vulnerabilities in the OS.
Despite the risk, there are still an alarming number of people, and companies, still running Windows XP. There's a variety of reasons why people are hanging on to Windows XP, but hatred for Windows 8's reworked, touch-focused user interface is clearly high on the list.
As well as being slightly cumbersome to use, Windows 8's unfamiliar interface required companies to retrain staff how to use their computers.
As a result, Microsoft's decision to take a step away from Windows 8 and design Windows 10's user interface to be like Windows 7 could finally entice die hard XP users to upgrade on its release in 2015.
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