Microsoft Reveals July 29th as the Launch Date for Windows 10
After months of anticipating, Microsoft has finally announced that they will launch their Windows 10 software worldwide on July 29th, 2015. The company also said that the current users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will have a period of one year from that date to take the advantages of the free upgrade. Microsoft promised that once the device upgrades to Windows 10 it will keep it up to date for the supported life span of the particular device free of charge.
As for other users of Windows or those who do not at this time run a version of the Microsoft’s operating system, they will need to purchase the software. The price has not been announced yet, but some details have leaked, and they point towards the price of $109.99 for the home edition. If you wish to have a professional version, you will have to set aside $149.99.
The company promised to those who wish to be among the first to have the free upgrade, that they can reserve a charge free copy in the upcoming weeks.
What to Expect From Windows 10?
The thing that is the most appealing is the fact that Windows 10 will have the opportunity to run on the most extensive types of devices out there. Windows 10 will come together with a personal assistant app and Cortana. The newly upgraded operating system merges different app stores into one giant platform called One Store.
Another novelty is that the company is bringing back the Start Menu. Remember, Windows 8 did not have one. To keep things neat and organized users will have the ability to create multiple desktops.
Earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled the software which will run on all sorts of devices, from smartphones to Xbox One games console. They also boasted with augmented reality headset which they named HoloLens. They too run on Windows 10.
Satya Nadella, the Microsoft boss, referred to the HoloLens as magical but did not reveal the price. He also added that holographic computing and Windows 10 are a mind-blowing experience. HoloLens is still a prototype. It is still not clear when it will go on sale.
The Redmond-based company is back to doing things in a more traditional way and promises that Windows 10 will be familiar to users no matter which version of Windows they have at the moment.
Mr. Myerson said that Windows 10 are going to deliver the perfect experience in a perfect time and that the platform would be easy to comprehend.
The brand new software is an attempt to downsize the redesign which Windows 8 had to bring back the simplicity and ease of use. However, this is not a complete makeover, and Microsoft is still trying to fill in the gap between mobile devices and Personal Computers. The software still has a touch-screen function and wishes to create a familiar surroundings for users who wish to switch from time to time between tablets, smartphones and desktop computers.