Windows 10 to Be Released July 29

Microsoft today announced that the hotly anticipated Windows 10 will be available for download on July 29.

Windows_logo_-_2012_derivative.svgAs previously reported, Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade to those using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

This iteration of Windows brings back the beloved Start menu, which was phased out with Windows 8.1 (to the chagrin of many PC users.) It also comes equipped with Windows Hello, Microsoft Passport and Windows Defender for anti-malware protection. Microsoft has said that they will also be offering free, ongoing security updates for the supported lifetime of the device.

Also part of the new release is digital virtual assistant Cortana, Microsoft’s answer to Siri and an all-new browser, Microsoft Edge, a replacement for Internet Explorer.

Additionally, Windows 10 includes a feature called Continuum, which offer a seamless experience across a range of devices, from phone to tablet to PC and more.

“Windows 10 is a new generation of Windows designed to empower you to do great things,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Microsoft. “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.”

Windows 10 will be available for PCs and tablets on July 29, with availability for other devices coming later this year. Consumers will have one year to take advantage of the free download.

Starting today, users can also reserve their free upgrade.

For more information, check out Microsoft’s blog about the Windows 10 release.

 

[Source: PR Newswire]

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