Microsoft has officially announced that Windows 10 will be available on July 29, and those eligible will be receiving an invitation to reserve their free copy of Windows 10 right now.
Microsoft’s Terry Myerson posted to the Windows Blog, while Joe Belfiore has posted a tweet regarding the upcoming availability of the latest version of Windows. The Microsoft team has also posted a couple of videos highlighting some of the features you can expect from the update. If you clicked on the Windows notification, it brought up a brief 5-slide dialog inviting you to reserve Windows 10. Once it is available, your computer will download the large 3GB file to update the operating system.
The remainder of the slides gloss over all the things that anyone who has ever used a PC in the past 20 years will find familiar. The Start Menu is back, multitasking is further eased allowing easy snapping of up to four windows on-screen at once, and of course there is Cortana.’
Another new arrival to Windows 10 is a new web browser, Microsoft Edge. If you happen to have been playing around at all with Windows 10 preview, you can see that Edge is like the “un-Explorer.” Windows 10 also fully leverages “universal apps,” a feature that Microsoft drove home during the Build developer conference in April.
Thanks to the voluminous feedback from more than 4 million Windows Insiders, Microsoft is ready to deliver the free upgrade to all its Windows customers.
Of course, this is Windows 10 for PCs and tablets. Windows 10 Mobile for smartphones is due later in the year, however, no date has been set, and given the current look and feel of the preview, we think it will be a few months at the soonest after Windows 10 makes its official debut.
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source - Microsoft