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Windows 10 available as a free upgrade on July 29

Windows 10 available as a free upgrade on July 29

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Myerson says Windows 10 is a new generation OS designed to empower users to do great things.
Myerson says Windows 10 is a new generation OS designed to empower users to do great things.

Software giant Microsoft Corp has announced that its much anticipated Windows 10 OS will be available on July 29 in 190 countries.

Windows 10 will help people be more productive and have more fun, with a personal and natural experience that works across all their devices, the company said.

According to the software vendor, Windows 10 will deliver ongoing feature innovations and security updates. Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade to people using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, 1 enabling hundreds of millions of people around the world to upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

“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 brings back the Start menu people know and love, while enabling them to easily find their files, pinned applications and favorites. Windows 10 starts fast, resumes fast and helps enable batteries to last longer.

Microsoft said Windows 10 includes Windows Hello, Microsoft Passport and Windows Defender for anti-malware protection, and a commitment to deliver free ongoing security updates for the supported lifetime of the device. Optimised for both keyboard and touch, the Windows 10 upgrade is designed to be compatible with Windows devices and applications.

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