In recent months, we have seen more information surface regarding Microsoft’s new flagship operating system and now we finally have the all important release date for the software.
A couple of weeks back AMD CEO Lisa Su revealed that Microsoft would likely launch Windows 10 in late July, now Microsoft have confirmed this to be the case by announcing that the latest (and last) version of the popular operating system will be released worldwide on July 29th.
With only a few months to go, Microsoft have already ramped up the preview build cycle, including many changes to features and resolving a number of issues and bugs. The short deadline will raise a number of concerns with those who have been part of the technical preview given that the current version is still some way from a commercially viable and stable product.
That said, a large portion of Windows 10’s new features are part of the universal Windows Apps and so the software giant will have something of a grace period to resolve any post-release bugs before the large majority of it’s userbase either buy new machines with the new OS or upgrade. Windows 8 launched with a big update available on the first day, and many separate app updates. Windows 10 looks set to continue that trend.
Taking a page out of Apple’s book, this will be the first new Windows operating system offered as a free upgrade, something that Mac users have enjoyed for a few years now. Any user who currently owns a PC running Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 free-of-charge.
For more information about the upcoming Windows 10 and the new features on offer, check out the official website or take a look at the video below: