Microsoft has officially confirmed the release date of Windows 10. It’s July 29th. Just a few weeks ago, AMD CEO Lisa Su accidentally revealed that the OS will be coming out in late July. The world’s largest software company had earlier said that Windows 10 would arrive later this summer. Microsoft confirmed that new PCs and tablets running Windows 10 would go on sale on July 29th. Windows 10 for smartphones will be available later this year.
Microsoft has less than two months to finalize the feature
We are less than two months away from the official launch. That means the software giant will soon finalize the features for Windows 10. The recent Windows 10 preview builds carry a lot of changes, and fixes to a number of bugs and issues. Microsoft has decided to offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade to all Windows 7 and Windows 8 users in the first 12 months of launch.
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However, those running pirated versions of Windows 7 and 8 will have to pay a nominal amount for the new OS. The software giant expects Windows 10 to receive a warm reception following the debacle of Windows 8. Once you jump onto the free Windows 10 bandwagon, you’ll get free security updates for the life of the device.
Microsoft starts notifying users about Windows 10
Microsoft has also started notifying users about the new OS via a pop-up in users’ task bars. If you click on the pop-up, it brings you a slideshow explaining the benefits of Windows 10. You can also enter your email address to reserve your copy. The new OS is coming at a time when PC sales are declining rapidly. It will be interesting to see if Windows 10 can help boost PC sales.
With Windows 10, Microsoft has gone back to the basics. The new OS will have the look and feel of Windows 7 with a more modern design. The Start Menu is back, and gone is the tiled Metro interface that was rejected worldwide. Windows 10 will have a brand new browser called Edge, universal apps that work across Windows devices of all form factors, and compatibility with Microsoft’s HoloLens.