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Windows 10 Combines the Best of Windows 7 and Windows 8

Windows 10

There was never really any doubt that the next version of Windows was going to look at least a little like Windows 7. Even Windows 8.1 was a step back in that direction for Microsoft, bringing back the Start button that so many millions of customers missed. But for all the time Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore spent on stage on Tuesday explaining the enormity of change in Windows 10 — they skipped a version number to prove the point — there’s no obscuring the blindingly obvious truth. Windows 10 is Windows 7. Windows 10 is Windows 7 plus a handful of the things about Windows 8 that worked best: Snap mode, beautiful Modern-style apps, always-updating live tiles, and now (finally) a universal app store that works across all screen sizes from phones to TVs. But it’s still Windows 7.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of Fox Television’s "Shelly Palmer Digital Living" television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.