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Allen G. Taylor, Develop Microsoft HoloLens Apps Now, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2202-7_2

2. The Windows 10 Platform

Allen G. Taylor

(1)Oregon City, Oregon, USA

After widespread criticism of the user interface for Windows 8, Microsoft decided to start with a clean slate in the next version of Windows to be released. What would have become Windows 9 was abandoned without ever seeing the light of day. The next Windows release was given the moniker Windows 10 to put some distance between it and the much-maligned Windows 8.

Since Microsoft was starting from scratch anyway, and since the marketplace had changed dramatically from the PC-centric world that the original Windows was born into, Windows 10 was designed as a universal platform. ...

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