The Windows 10 Review: The Old & New Face of Windows

Let’s flash back to 2012. About three years ago, Windows 8, the last major release of Microsoft’s ubiquitous operating system, was released to manufacturers. This was to be Microsoft’s most ambitious release yet. Traditional PC sales were in decline, and more personal devices such as the iPad tablet were poised to end the dominant PC platform. Microsoft’s response to this was to change Windows more than in any previous release, in a bid to make it usable with the tablet form factor. Windows 8 launched in October 2012 to much fanfare, but did not help the struggling PC market recover. Windows 10 is here to fix what ailed Windows 8, with a goal of driving adoption from all older versions with a combination of returning features, new features, and a great set of improvements.