I've written in the recent past about about various reports of Microsoft's upcoming magic operating system update, which they're calling Windows 10, and everything I've seen and read make it look extremely impressive, blending the more-familiar Windows 7 and Windows 8 more closely, bringing back the Start button, allowing users to embed "Metro apps" on the more-familiar desktop, making "Metro apps" resizable, and -- perhaps most noteworthy -- making it the only Windows, using a process called "Continuum" so that it will run on on everything the same, desktops, tablets, touch-screen laptops and phones, recognizing what kind of device it's on and even if there's a keyboard attached, and then automatically adjusting for the size and system accordingly.
Release of the new operating system is due later this year. Whether Microsoft meets that date remains to be seen. But they're clearly headed in that direction, going all-in today with a major event (which is expected to run up to 2 hours) to present what they have. It will be streamed live, beginning at 9 AM Los Angeles time (with the pres-show stream beginning at 8:30 AM).
For those interested in such things, you can watch by clicking here. I've been informed by the oft-mentioned her Ed Bott that he has his seat and is front and center, so that fashion-watchers can keep score.... (He's on the left side of your screen, first row.)
If that link doesn't work -- CNET is having difficulty with their life streaming feed -- try this direct link here from Microsoft.
(Note: the clock below is NOT accurate. This is just a frozen screen shot of the event page.)
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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