Via USA Today:
Microsoft unveiled the first details of its Windows 10 operating system Wednesday, which they say will span devices from PCs and game consoles to smartphones and tablets. Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s executive vice president of the company’s operating systems group, says the latest rendition of Windows focused on “more personal computing.” Myerson says Windows 10 targets three pillars: “mobility of the experience,” trust and “the right interaction at the right time,” hinting the platform can be controlled by mouse, touch or even gaze.
Among the new features is the introduction of a successor to the Internet Explorer Web browser, dubbed Project Spartan. The browser, which will work across multiple devices, includes a note-taking feature for annotating webpages, a reading mode and built-in support for PDF files. The Start menu appears to be a hybrid of the classic Windows PC interface and the tile-based presentation of applications, allowing users to go full screen with the Start menu for more information. Microsoft will also add Cortana, the personal digital assistant users communicate with through voice, to PCs running Windows 10