JULY 29 – Windows 10 software will be available from July 29 in 190 countries, enabling hundreds of millions of people around the world to upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 for free.
Microsoft Corporation announced that new Windows 8.1 devices will also easily upgrade to Windows 10, and many retail stores will help upgrade new devices. “Those hoping to upgrade to Windows 10 at the first available opportunity should clear their schedule on July 29th,” it confirmed in a blog entry.
Some of the new features include: the return of the Start menu, an all-new Internet browser, and a digital personal assistant making to Google Now or Apple’s Siri.
From the return of the Start Menu to the variety of innovative features, Microsoft created a more personal, fun and productive Windows experience.
Optimized for both keyboard and touch, the Windows 10 upgrade is designed to be compatible with Windows devices and applications.
“Windows 10 is a new generation of Windows designed to empower you to do great things,” Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft, said, adding: “Windows 10 starts to deliver on our vision of more personal computing, defined by trust in how we protect and respect your personal information, mobility of the experience across your devices, and natural interactions with your Windows devices, including speech, touch, ink and holograms.”