I hope readers will pardon the carpentry pun, but Windows 10 is just around the corner, and Redmond’s new OS will create many possibilities for software and hardware developers.
Windows 10 represents a departure from Microsoft’s traditional OS strategy. It’s not just a new operating system, it’s an automatic and free update for millions of Windows 8.1 devices. It’s also designed to address a number of user complaints related to the Windows 8.x UI (formerly known as Metro design language or Metro UI). The changes aren’t just skin deep, as Windows 10 is not a mere redesign with a new UI and fancier apps; it might even mark the start of a new era for Microsoft, and in this post I will explain why.
First, let’s take a look at what Microsoft is trying to do in terms of addressing Windows 8.x foibles. After all, that’s what Windows 10 is all about, at least on the surface. Continue reading