Today is the day! Windows 10 is finally here. Microsoft has began rolling out the Windows 10 upgrade for existing users of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. The upgrade process is being handled by a reservation system that started a little while ago, which let you tell Microsoft that you intended to upgrade. This was done using the Get Windows 10 (GWX) app that has been in your system-tray.
The official Windows 10 launch date keeps getting closer and closer and Microsoft has informed us on what features from previous versions of the operating system will not be in the final build of Windows 10.
Microsoft will release Windows 10 to the general public on July 29th 2015. This is when existing users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will be able to upgrade for free, when new PCs with Windows 10 will ship, and when you will be able to buy Windows 10 in-store.
When Microsoft first launched Windows 8 back in October 2012 many users were excited about it, but it really failed to impress. After using it many users switched back to Windows 7 or just did not upgrade at all. Market share data provided by StatCounter shows that Windows 8 lost nearly half of users in the last 12 months.
Microsoft has just announced all of the editions for Windows 10, which includes 7 in total. The company has decided to unify Windows 10 across its PC, workstation and handheld platforms. Windows 10 has been highly anticipated and will bring with it DirectX 12 support, the new Edge web browser, Microsoft’s Cortana voice-based assistant, better Bing integration and more.
If there is one Emoji that has been missing from both iOS and Android it is the middle finger! It is the perfect way to tell someone just how you feel. Well Microsoft is adding this Emoji along with several others to Windows 10. Microsoft is the first to have the guts to add this emoji to their operating system.
Windows 10 has to be one of the most anticipated Windows OS in a very long time. Not only is Microsoft adding many features users actually want and bringing back the start menu, the OS will also come with the new DirectX 12 graphics API, which has already proved to be quite impressive. Microsoft has promised to have the operating system ready for summer, but we are still not sure when the final release date will be.
It looks like there is a new codename on the Microsoft roadmap, it is called Redstone. From what we are hearing it will be a large update to Windows 10 expected in 2016. Windows 10, which was codenamed “Threshold” is to be released this summer. In the fall there is going to be a large update to Windows 10, which will still be called Threshold. This will be in addition to smaller and regularly released updated and fixes.
Typically when Microsoft releases a new version of Windows we see a Release To Manufacture (RTM) version of Windows that ships in August and then the official version would be released by October. We know this will not be the case as Microsoft already announced that Windows 10 will be shipping this summer.
We reported yesterday that Microsoft stated that Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users who have pirated versions of the operating system will still get a free upgrade to Windows 10 when it is released this summer. Microsoft has clarified this saying that they will allow users to get its latest distribution for free, but they are not giving it away for free.
Aug 03, 2015 0