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Microsoft reveals Windows 10 Technical Preview

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Early builds of the Windows 10 operating system will be available for testing starting tomorrow via the new Windows Insider Program.

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Microsoft apparently decided to skip Windows 9, so the next version of their flagship product will be Windows 10. This operating system is expected to launch in mid-2015, but early builds can be tested starting as soon as tomorrow. 

On October 1, 2014, Microsoft opens the Windows Insider Program which allows anyone to gain access to technical preview builds of the company's upcoming operating system. According to the official press release, this is Microsoft's "largest-ever open collaborative development effort to change the way Windows is built and delivered to best meet the needs of customers." 

More than just access to a preview build, the program's participants will also receive "a steady stream of builds through the development cycle to use and give feedback on." This next-gen Windows release promises to adapt to the devices used by Microsoft's customers, "from Xbox to PCs and phones to tablets and tiny gadgets."

The Technical Preview build shown to the public earlier today brings an expanded Start menu, a new Task view button, apps from the Windows Store that run in a window, multiple desktops and more.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-09-30 (Update: 2014-10- 1)
Codrut Nistor
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.