“Microsoft on Tuesday lifted the veil on the next version of Windows: Windows 10,” Nancy Blair reports for USA Today. “It represents the first step in a whole new generation of Windows, said Microsoft executive Terry Myerson. The company said it will focus on one Windows product family across devices. Its corporate users will find Windows 10 “familiar, compatible and productive,” Myerson said.”
“Yes, the company is skipping the ‘Windows 9’ moniker. Why skip ‘9?'” Blair reports. “‘When you see the product in its fullness I think you will agree with us that it is a more appropriate name,’ Myerson said.”
“Ahead of the event, researcher Forrester said the pressure is on for Microsoft to address the needs of its business customers given the sluggish adoption of Windows 8. ‘Only about 1 in 5 organizations is offering Windows 8 PCs to employees right now,’ Forrester analyst David Johnson said in a note,” Blair reports. “It left many consumers frustrated over the disappearance of the familiar Start button and desktop.”
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MacDailyNews Take: They named it “10,” because even-numbered Windows versions suck even more than those with odd numbers and because Windows is an upside-down and backwards knockoff of Apple’s Mac, so Redmond’s merchants of dreck figured they might as well blatantly knock off Apple’s operating system name, too.
Windows 10. So great that, for its unveiling, Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella had to be in Asia on a business trip.
Good luck selling your warmed-over antiques, Rinkydinksoft. You’re gonna need it.