Well Microsoft threw us all for a loop yesterday by announcing Windows 10. It wasn’t surprising that they announced a new Windows OS, but that they skipped 9. Some are speculating that since it means “Suffering” in Japanese, “No” in German, and bad luck in China that 10 is a nicer number to market. They did the same thing when they skipped build 13 for Office, not that anybody paid attention to that. It also catches them up with OSX on Mac.
Other than that everything else went as planned. The start menu is coming back. Windows RT and Windows Phone are merging, so there will be only one version of the ARM OS, and from the pictures it also looks like Xbox One will be joining the party in some way. So other than the name it is exactly what people predicted.
If you want to try out Windows 10 they are releasing a Technical Preview today around noon Pacific Time. You can get it by clicking here. It goes without saying that this is an early beta, and you should only install it if you are willing to deal with numerous issues. I will probably be giving it a shot, and I of course will let you know what I think!