Can Windows 10 Win Back Users?

The next generation of Windows is aiming to fix everything that was wrong with the last generation. Can Microsoft reverse its fortunes with Windows 10? MicrosoftEUs self-stated ambitious goal with Windows 10 is to inspire new scenarios across a broad range of devices, from big screens to small screens to no screens at all.

Terry Myerson, executive vice president of MicrosoftEUs Operating System Group, called Windows 10 the first step to an era of more personal computing. EUThis vision framed our work on Windows 10, where we are moving Windows from its heritage of enabling a single device -- the PC -- to a world that is more mobile, natural and grounded in trust,EU Myerson said. EUWe believe your experiences should be mobile -- not just your devices. Technology should be out of the way and your apps, services and content should move with you across devices, seamlessly and easily.EU

WindowsEU Main Competition

Of course, having that vision is one thing. Delivering on it is another. We caught up with Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group, to get his thoughts on whether or not Windows 10 can win back users. First, he told us, Windows is still dominant against other current PC operating systems.

EUWindows 10EUs competition now is mostly Windows XP, iOS, and Android and often more about form factor than OS features,EU Enderle said. EUWindows 10 needs an easier migration path to help with XP users as that platform is just too far back to move easily and it hasnEUt reached critical mass on tablets or smartphones.EU

WhatEUs more, Windows 10 also addresses the negative issues surrounding Windows 8, such as the missing start button, Enderle said. HeEUs betting the new operating system should be a far stronger alternative to the last version.

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