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Old 21. Jan 2015, 10:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think this extract from a BBC article pretty much sums up Microsoft's reasoning behind this change in strategy.

"One analyst suggested the firm had needed to renew interest in its ecosystem.

Overall, we know that about only about 10% of computers are running Windows 8 and the adoption rate among companies is similar or lower, said Frank Gillett, an analyst at the Forrester consultancy.

Developers are not paying much attention to Windows for mass market consumer apps, and you could even argue that for enterprise software most of the energy is going into mobile apps for iPad and Android tablets.

Windows 10 is in effect a huge invitation to software developers to write exciting, powerful applications that will draw consumers."

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