Windows 10 – the successor to Windows 8 – becomes ‘Generally Available’ for consumers today. Enterprises will get their variant in the October/November timeframe. Makers of desktop, laptop, and tablet computers are hoping that Windows 10 will win-back users lost through the Windows 8 debacle and, in so doing, reinvigorate the market with sales of new Windows-powered computing devices. Here are the thoughts from Ovum’s Enterprise ICT Analyst Richard Edwards:

“Microsoft is pinning its future hopes on Windows 10 too, but this isn’t about recapturing the important mobile operating systems market (it’s pretty much conceded that to Apple and Google), it’s about gaining a strong foothold in the next multi-billion dollar market: the ‘Internet of Things’.

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