Screenshots: Windows 10 starts to take shape as it nears release

Less than a month away from the consumer release of Windows 10 and new builds of the operating system are coming thick and fast.

The latest preview version of the OS, build 10162, was released on Tuesday, hot on the heels of two builds earlier in the week.

Together, the latest updates introduce many fixes and notable changes to the look and feel of the OS, taking it a step closer to the launch build, due at the end of the month.

Here's what's new:

Final wallpaper

The releases introduce the default Windows 10 wallpaper, a Windows icons that Microsoft created using lasers, projectors and camera-mapping.

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By Nick Heath

Nick Heath is a computer science student and was formerly a journalist at TechRepublic and ZDNet.