Windows Blue leaked

Early version of Microsoft's next operating system has hit file sharing sites

Early version of Microsoft's next operating system has hit file sharing sites

The next version of Microsoft's desktop OS – Windows Blue – has been leaked on to the internet, according to reports.

Windows Blue - or at least an early version of it – began appearing on file sharing website this weekend. Since, a number of websites have begun sharing screenshots and details about the next operating system on Winforum.

Among the previously unknown features are the addition of the introduction of resizable Live Tiles. The feature was first seen on Windows Phone 8 when it launched last year.

Another feature making its way over from the company's mobile OS is the ability to access the apps menu from the start screen with a simple swipe.

The leaked version of the operating system also includes another new feature, tentatively named Snap View, which lets you run apps on the same screen at the same time. It also features the ability to run up to four apps at the same time. If you have four screens, it's also possible to run these four apps together, one on each screen.

Windows Blue is rumoured to be hitting shelves later this year.

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