Windows OS 10 To Be Released on July 29th!
“What happened to Windows 9, did I miss one?” I hear you ask.
No, Microsoft has decided to go from Windows 8 to Windows 10. One theory as to why points to
the need to avoid any problems with an existing short cut that was designed to differentiate between
Windows 95 and 98. The theory is that the shortcut could get a little confused if there was a
Windows 9. Most probably however this is a symbolic move to put some clear distance between
some of the troubles experienced by Windows 8 and what Microsoft sees as its new generation of
operating system, a fresh start.
Sooner Than Expected
also be excused for being taken a little bit by surprise by the speed of Windows 10’s arrival as it
wasn’t expected to be released until much later in the year. It may be a case of the sooner the
better for Microsoft if it wants to get a decent foothold in the tablet market and take some share
from Android and iOS. Now the revised release timetable for Windows 10 means that the 29th
July will be the roll out date for PCs and tablets with the Windows 10 OS already loaded on, plus
the OS will be offered as a free download upgrade to existing smart phone and tablets users of
Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1.
Better Results on Less Powerful Hardware
One other big advantage of Windows 10 is that it's thought not the fact that
it is designed to run on the same computers that are currently running Windows 7, but that it can
run even better on those computers - it can run very well using less powerful hardware.
Microsoft also says that Windows 10 is its most secure platform
ever as it includes the free anti-malware program Windows Defender. Not only that but Windows
Defender on Windows 10 will receive ongoing security updates for the supported lifetime of the
device that it runs on.
Sign Up For Your Free Download
to receive the free download upgrade you will need to register / reserve it within a year of the
July 29th release date. You can make the reservation using the notification icon / the Get
Windows 10 App via the Windows icon on the right hand side of the taskbar. This should be just
a case of submitting your email address. Microsoft say that there’s no obligation and you can cancel
the reservation at any time should you change your mind. It is worth noting however that this
reservation process is per device and not per user so it’s a case of completing the reservation
process on each of the devices that you’d like the free download for.
Microsoft says that Windows 10 will of course feel very familiar but additions will include: