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Leonid Bershidsky

Windows 10 Will Keep Microsoft in the Race

Windows 10 looks like a throwback to Windows 7, but it's really Microsoft's entry in a race of tech giants to create a dominant platform for all devices.
One Operating System to rule them all.
One Operating System to rule them all.

Microsoft's new operating system Windows 10, due to ship next year, looks at first glance like a generational retreat to the safe stability of Windows 7. That appearance is deceptive.

The three major operating system developers -- Apple, Google and Microsoft -- are chasing the same dream, in which all devices -- mobile phones, computers, TV sets and Internet of Things gadgets -- work on the same platform. Each has approached the challenge from a different angle.