The time for change was apparent. And not just the kind of changes Microsoft announced in August. Windows was due for something big, especially for businesses, where Microsoft promises to make things better in the Windows world.
Microsoft debuted Windows 10 yesterday, jumping from Windows 8.1 and skipping over the rumored release of Windows 9.
Why make such a jump? Who knows?
In reality, this may have been kinda like a step-back in time. Al Gillen, program vice president of servers and system software for the IDC, told CMSWire he was very happy to see in Windows 10 the integration between the modern UI and the Windows 7 shell.
"I think this was a reflection of the magnitude of change that is going into the produce," Gillen told CMSWire of the move to "10". "Microsoft also realizes that it needs to clearly differentiate from Windows 8."