Mark your calendars: July 29 is the release date for Windows 10, reservation notices going out now
posted by Maxwell R. / Jun 01, 2015, 3:54 AM
At about the same time, Microsoft’s Terry Myerson posted to the Windows Blog, and Joe Belfiore tweeted that Windows 10 would be available July 29th. The Windows team also posted a couple videos to highlight all the features of Windows 10.
If you clicked on the Windows notification, it brought up a brief 5-slide dialog inviting you to reserve your free upgrade to Windows 10 now. Once it is available, your computer will download the large 3GB file to update the operating system.
The remainder of the slides gloss over all the things that anyone who has ever used a PC in the past 20 years will find familiar. The Start Menu is back, multitasking is further eased allowing easy snapping of up to four windows on-screen at once, and of course there is Cortana.’
Another new arrival to Windows 10 is a new web browser, Microsoft Edge. If you happen to have been playing around at all with Windows 10 preview, you can see that Edge is like the “un-Explorer.” Windows 10 also fully leverages “universal apps,” a feature that Microsoft drove home during the Build developer conference in April.
Thanks to the voluminous feedback from more than 4 million Windows Insiders, Microsoft is ready to deliver the free upgrade to all its Windows customers.
Of course, this is Windows 10 for PCs and tablets. Windows 10 Mobile for smartphones is due later in the year, however, no date has been set, and given the current look and feel of the preview, we think it will be a few months at the soonest after Windows 10 makes its official debut.
What do you think about what Microsoft has done to make Windows 10? The integration of Cortana in some areas makes for pretty interesting comparisons to Google’s Now on Tap, but we will have to see how the final build comes along.
Have you received an invitation to reserve Windows 10?
reference: Windows Blog
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Bombshell coming our way! W10 is awsome!
posted on Jun 01, 2015, 4:09 AM 7
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I have the tech preview on my desktop, can't wait to update my laptop :) They finally fixed scaling, which is an issue on my laptop with its 13" QHD screen Also I can't wait for DX12 for games, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is already announce to be DX12, hopefully there's more soon
posted on Jun 01, 2015, 4:14 AM 5
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Now if only Android delves into desktop scene, an alternative would be welcomed.
posted on Jun 01, 2015, 4:20 AM 1
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how about ubuntu / linux mint / Chrome OS / Antergos they´re all linux like android but build for desktop enviroments not smartphones or tablets, like android
posted on Jun 01, 2015, 5:44 AM 4
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I'm not getting hyped, W7 is the best OS ever and W10 will have to do wonders to make me switch.
posted on Jun 01, 2015, 5:20 AM 0
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I dont know but 8.1 make my PC much faster than 7 and others people too, 8 wasnt that good 8.1 was a great upgrade from it.
posted on Jun 01, 2015, 5:26 AM 2
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Yeah i really can't stand the start screen and the look of Windows 8 but it's better than Windows 7 if you can adopt with new look. Windows 8 is more for touch devices it's look is not good for a PC.
posted on Jun 01, 2015, 6:02 AM 0
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For me, the right clicking the start menu is way more productive for any serious IT or Heavy user that needs system access for 8.1 than in 7 Not to mention the benchmark from what I saw showed that 8.1 was faster in nearly all gaming tests than 7. I use 7 at work every day, and nothing wows me to go back to it. Hell I would choose the tech preview 10 over 7.
posted on Jun 01, 2015, 6:24 AM 2
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You will be able to make 10 look like 7, but with all the benefits of 10. Problem solved :)
posted on Jun 01, 2015, 11:05 AM 1
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W7 works very well, still a good os that I have no qualms about. It works, and my work pc never falters. Work tools...well lol. However, I do feel outdated going from 10 to 7 now, it is really that good in all fairness, IMO that is. And it boots up fast etc. But I am really surprised at what simply just works. Stuff like my Blender3D at this point works, which is great for me, if it didn't it I would be back on my 8.1 partition.
posted on Jun 01, 2015, 1:40 PM 0
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Phonearena please do something with your mobile website in Chrome Android is frustrating not to hit an ad while scrolling which itself has become slow as hell.
posted on Jun 01, 2015, 6:20 AM 4
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The notifications only in US? I have a genuine factory installed W7 Home Premium on my Dell laptop and I got no invitation :(
posted on Jun 01, 2015, 8:22 AM 0
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