Microsoft announced its Windows 10 eight months ago and in just eight weeks from now on, which is earlier than expected, the company will make available the free upgrade from Windows 7 and 8.1 to Microsoft 10. However nothing was reported about the retail version of the Windows, only about the upgrade.
Terry Myerson, Microsoft vice president of operating systems wrote:
“On July 29, you can get Windows 10 for PCs and tablets by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer, or on a new Windows 10 PC from your favorite retailer.”
The upgrade will also be available for those who will buy Windows 8.1 around this time. According to Myerson retail stores will upgrade the device for you. Those who prefer a clean installation of windows will have to wait longer for the standalone download. The release date for Windows 10 Mobile is yet unknown.
Some of the major changes which Windows 10 includes are an update to DirectX 12, the ability to use Android and iOS apps in Windows, a unification platform which allows you to use the same program on your computer, phone or tablet and the most important upgrade of all: Edge.
Edge is a new browser which is designed to offer users an improved web experience. Using Edge you can write directly on webpages. The tool which will replace Internet Explorer has a type-an-ink feature integrated. This enables users to comment and take notes right on the browser.
Another feature which the fans are looking forward to experience is Microsoft’s Cortana, a proprietary digital assistant. This tool will learn the preferences of the user and provide relevant information and important reminders about the PC and the synced smartphone. It will also provide fast access to all of these.
Of you are eligible for the update a Windows icon will appear in your system tray. When you click the icon the app window will allow you to make a reservation for the free Windows 10 version. This will help Microsoft estimate how many servers it would take for the launch. The free upgrade will expire after one year.
The download size for the upgrade will be approximately 3GB. According to the company it will last from 20 minutes to almost an hour for the upgrade to be installed. Making a reservation will allow some installation files to be sent ahead and this will reduce the installation time on July 29, the release date,
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