Win 10 instead of 9

Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9 and went straight to Windows 10 is easily explained. Let's just say that Microsoft has to show user's that this was the end of the old Windows version and now it's creating a new Windows version from the ground up. That's where Windows 10 comes in.
Only time will tell if this new version of Windows will win the consumer market. Let's hope to see if they get this one right.