PC owners across the world have a strong reason to rejoice – the latest avatar of the world’s most used personal computer (PC) operating system, is on its way, presumably with polished and renovated design features. Come July 29th and you will be able to download the next generation of Windows, Windows 10 for personal computer (PC).
Luckily for those running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1, it will be available free of cost, for the whole year. Users in 190 countries including the US, UK and South Asia will be able to avail the offer. Those still running Windows XP are apparently not at luck, as they are not eligible for free upgrade. For them, Windows 10 comes for a price. Shell out 119 dollars to give your home PC a make-over with Windows 10 Home, or purchase the license for the pro-version for199 dollars. Beyond the US, prices are most likely to be identical to Windows 8.
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Those seeking to use Windows 10 for their phones, tablets, Xbox consoles, or Microsoft’s new HoloLens headset, will have to wait for a while, as the date for download is yet to be announced.
What to Expect
Microsoft says that Windows 10 will unlock new experiences for customers to work, play and connect in an era when devices outnumber people, and connectivity is like oxygen. It embodies what today’s consumers and enterprises demand in a world where agility-versus-stability-debate keeps the developers at tenterhooks. Evidently, the creator of the world’s most popular operating system (Windows is used by over 1.5 billion people in every country of the world, according to its maker) has designed it to support an incredibly broad set of devices – that range from handheld communication devices, the Internet of Things (IoT) appliances, and servers to enterprise datacenters worldwide. For developers, the new generation Windows translates into a multifaceted platform to handle all types of application development needs – from gaming apps to mission-critical business applications. “Onestore, one way for applications to be discovered, purchased and updated across http://www.viagrausa-online.com all of these devices” will no longer be a wild dream; Windows 10 will make it happen, Microsoft’s EVP for Operating Systems Terry Myerson assured the worldin one of its corporate blogs.
Industry-experts are apparently in agreement with Myerson. They welcome the good efforts that the multi-billion dollar computer software maker has put into Windows 10 to facilitate a unified experience across the devices. The one-size-fit-all formula that first appeared in Windows 8, is going to be repeated in this newer version, but this time Microsoft is in a mood to set it right, analysts pointed out.
For Avid Windows-enthusiasts, here is good news. If you are using Windows 7 or still higher versions, you can ‘pre-order’ the software. You must have noticed this new icon that appears at the bottom right of your PC’s interface these days. Well, click on the icon to allow the upgrade take place on the appointed date.
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