The Verge reports that Microsoft accidentally released an early version of Windows 10, number 18947, to Windows Insider participants. Importantly, it contains a completely different Start menu. The changes are very far-reaching and will not necessarily appeal to all users - Microsoft Live Tiles have been completely eliminated and replaced by large icons on a uniform, bright background.
Of course, there is no certainty that the changes will actually reach the final version of the system - after all it's just a test release and a lot can still change (especially if there are negative opinions on the web). Users also noted that the Emoji Panel / Emoji Picker tool received a GIF search function.
The leak OS was Windows 10 32-bit version. Its causes are unknown. The company screened the situation and informed that it was a simple mistake.
“This was an error and we’ve since pulled the build,” as a company spokesperson said for The Verge.
- Microsoft - official website