Microsoft recently announced the name of their next operating system as Windows 10 in a conference . There were rumors going on that the name of the upcoming Windows version will be either Windows TH or Windows 9 but Microsoft surprised everyone with Windows 10 as the name of their latest baby.

Microsoft launched the Windows 10 with a presentation to highlight the developments and features of Windows 10. And the first thing people noticed was a brand new Start menu . You will notice that there is a new menu which comes with a special box in which user can also pin the applications like the metro UI. It also provides the option for a quick shutdown and restart.

The main feature of the Windows 10 would be a unified system, doesn’t matter what device you are using and what is the size of the screen of your device. So there will be a one-stop shop to get applications for different devices.

Microsoft worked hard to make the user experience in the new operating system in line with Windows 7 as you can see many familiarity between Windows 10 and Windows 7 with some elements of the newer stuff that launched in Windows 8. For example, you can change the size of the squares of pinned apps in the Start menu and there is also bar for making a quick search directly from the Start menu, where it provides a unified search by through the device and the web as well at the very same time

Download and Install the Microsoft Windows 10 Technical Preview

You will find that features like Snap Fill and Snap Assist work pretty well on Windows 10 with traditional applications or Metro applications. When running a Metro app it will be opened in its own environment on the screen and there is no need now to display them in full screen. You can work with other applications at the very same time and there is also the options available at the top to close, minimize and maximize application windows.

One of the new feature in Windows 10 is the Task View display functions via a new button available in the bottom taskbar. When pressed, it will display all open and running applications in the center of the screen. Microsoft believes that it will increase the speed and productivity of users who love to work simultaneously with multiple applications more efficiently.

Windows 10 Technical Preview is available to download now officially from the Microsoft website, the link is given at the end of the article. Using the Windows 10 Technical Preview, you can have the idea that what and how will be the final product when it's launched officially. You can also provide your feedback, bug reports etc to Microsoft and help them in building a better version of Windows 10 for final release.

As the name suggests, Windows 10 Technical Preview version is not having all the features of Windows 10 but you can still enjoy the new UI, few of the upcoming features and an operating system environment which is very suitable for touch devices and the old classic combination of mouse and keyboards.

The minimum hardware requirements for installing the Windows 8 Technical Preview are 1GHz or faster processor, 1 GB RAM for 32-bit version of Windows 10 Technical Preview or 2 GB RAM for 64-bit, 16 GB free hard disk space, Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver and obviously a Microsoft account and Internet access.

Click here to Download Windows 8 Technical Preview