Launching Windows 10 is probably one of the most daring software projects yet undertaken by Microsoft. This is because not do they have to bring enterprise computing into the New Millenium but they also have the flaws that have been exposed in Windows 8.x.

With the previews of Windows 10 released recently, that is not all you will get to see, since it is only a raiser of sorts of what is to come.

To sum it up, Windows 10 keeps a lot of the traditional stuff that its users are familiar with but also contains a mixed set of user interface elements too.

For example, and when running this preview version of Windows 10, the tiles that we see in Windows 8.x was next to icons that were taken older versions apart from others that were refreshed from its earlier versions.

In other words, Windows 10 is really a mix of the new, updated old and the old. Yet this odd combination also seems to work according to a number of experts who have used it when it was released recently.

Among the things that do work, Traditional ALT tabbing and Task View works in tandem while metro and desktop apps sharing the same space is also another aspect that is good on Windows 10.

One aspect that seemed odd in the preview was the options of either opening the Start Menu or the Start screen but no integration of the two available just yet.

That said, the changes made will keep most of its customers content even if they have a lot of changes to make until it actual launch next year but not before a consumer preview in January.

With Google posting less-than-awesome earnings for this quarter and Microsoft’s pre-market rise, both these companies are locked in a dogfight for the second most valuable company in the world.

That said, Exxon Mobil and Apple are still worth more than both these giants. Quite interestingly, all these four companies are worth almost $1.5 trillion in all.

Considering its recent earning report, Google’s stock dropped by 5 percent while Microsoft opened by just 1 percent.

Based on data provided by Yahoo Finance and CNBC data, Microsoft closed at $352.17 billion while Google closed at $354.77 billion. When they opened, the figures were at $357.05 billion and $356.13 billion leaving a small gap between the two tech giants.

Of course, Google’s move that helped it improved before the opening ensured that it was still ahead of its Redmond-based competitor.

It shouldn’t be surprising that this this competition between the two is happening since they compete in a number of categories from developer ecosystems, cloud computing, gaming and music and so on and so forth.

But there’s no doubt that if one firm passes the other, in terms of value, there would a sense of smugness on the part of one and embarrassment when it comes to the other.

That said, Microsoft has yet release its earnings report, and which could play an important part if it manages to pass Google. More importantly, whatever gains it has made could be lost if its earnings don’t live up to expectations.

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