Windows 10 release date: mid/late 2015


The next major version of Windows has been announced - in a surprising turn of events, it'll be called Windows 10, and by the looks of it, it'll be a step back from the heavily metro-fied realities of Windows 8, bringing the focus back on the desktop portion of the OS.

One thing is certain, the road ahead of Windows 10 is still long - Microsoft has made sure to mention on several occasions during its announcement event that the project is still in its early stages, and there's quite a lot of developing left to be done. That said, we shouldn't be surprised that the new platform isn't expected to land anytime soon. Still, the expected Windows 10 release date actually doesn't seem too distant as well. Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will launch sometime in late 2015, following its Build developer conference, which traditionally takes place in April. Since this is a rather wide time frame, we'd say that we expect Windows 10 to be released around the middle of 2015, or just a few months after that - near the end of the summer, but of course, that's just speculation.

So, there you have it guys - a brand new Windows is coming, and it'll likely be here in less than a year from now!

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45 Comments

1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Doesn't seem like a big upgrade, IMO.

4. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Let's wait for it :)

18. surethom

Posts: 1662; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Really?? Its a merger between Windows 7 & 8!

20. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

You sir nailed it :)

26. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Much like what Windows 7 was to XP and Vista. It brought the best out of both OS's(yes Vista had SOME) I can't wait for the update, because as much as I love my gaming rig, it clearly would be better on Windows 7, I'm just too lazy to downgrade it.

29. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I don't see how a gaming rig would be better on Windows 7 than 8. If anything 8 would be better for overall performance because it uses less system resources, making more available for games to utilize. Plus DirectX 11.2 (and all other future version of DirectX) are exclusive to Windows 8.1 and the Xbox One; better gaming APIs mean better performance.

41. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

You do know that nearly all tests show win8 as the better gaming score than win7 especially when using advanced directx

37. dushyant

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Where is 9?? I guess 7 ate 9, lol ;)

38. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Boooo. :P

44. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

True. I just downloaded the Preview and was rather disappointed. It's pretty much just Windows 8 with an optional start menu and a different Alt+Tab interface.

2. the_best

Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Great, for a second there I thought that my new L930 would be obsolete in a few months, but now it will atleast have a year on its neck Before i get a new toy=)

3. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Just can't wait to see it !! Keep it on MS.

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Pretty ok, but I stay with OS X because I prefer the looks and overall feel of the the OS and all the small things Mac does better imo.

6. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

OS X works for you that's fine. Just curious how you satisfy the gamer inside you?

10. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

So far PS3 has been sufficient (I'm very casual gamer), but you're right, Macs are definitely not for gamers. I mean there are many titles available, but hardware and software just aren't designed for playing anything intensive.

15. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Oh nice :)

11. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

A side gaming pc is a must if you're a gamer. I have one and that's pretty much all it gets turned on for anymore.

16. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Agree :)

17. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

And btw, I like OS X on laptops, but if I was getting a desktop PC I'd most likely use it for gaming, so I'd get Windows.

21. Rager722 unregistered

Ever heard of a thing called "boot camp?"

24. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

I have bootcamp installed on all of my macs. Don't use that partition all of the time but sometimes I need to run things that can't be run on VMWare. Games perform infinitely better on Windows though.

27. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Problem is you are still limit to Macs (assuming you dont hacintosh) Macs have mobile GPUs (or workstation GPUs for the Mac Pro) They aren't as good for gaming compared to full desktop gaming GPUs Especially when you take into account price vs performance

28. Rager722 unregistered

I'm not too "spec-savy" on computing so can you explain why is gaming better on a Windows PC over a bootcamp version of windows on a Mac? I understand Mac computers don't have the same specs as another company but how does that make it perform different for gaming?

30. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Macs generally have hardware that's more inclined to the common user rather than gamers. I believe the GPU on the most expensive Macbook Pro is a GT 750M, which isn't suitable for 1080p gaming, much less the Retina screen on the Macbook. A laptop for gaming would have to have at least a 760M if you wanted good graphics. For a better idea of the difference between the 750M and 760M, the 760M has twice as many shader cores, but the 750M's cores have a higher clock speed. So the 760M has about 50% better performance, theoretically at least. The Mac Pro has much more capable hardware, but they're outrageously expensive because they're for content creators (video editing/rendering and such) rather than gaming. They use AMD's FirePro line of graphics cards and Intel's Xeon CPUs which aren't optimized for gaming like NVidia's standard GeForce series or AMD's Radeon series GPUs and Intel's Core i5/i7 CPUs. You could buy a gaming PC that's much better at gaming than the Mac Pro for less money, but it wouldn't be as good for content creators. TL;DR - Macbooks are for average consumers with excess cash and who like OSX more than Windows, they have sub-par graphics cards for the price. Mac Pros are for professional content creators, super expensive and good at what they're made for, but are a terrible value for gaming.

33. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Well said Macs are very good PCs, but they just aren't designed for gaming E.g. the iMacs have a higher model with a 780M (~GTX 760), but for the price you could have a GTX 980 Also to be fair to Apple, all prebuilt "gaming" PCs are also overpriced as well, e.g. Alienware, ibuypower, falcon northwest, which is why many gamers build their own PCs

34. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Apple also uses professional grade parts and has to pay off engineers for the unique design of the Mac Pro, that increases the cost dramatically. Alienware, ibuypower, and them just stuff consumer grade parts into a standard mid tower case usually. The iMac also has a lot of engineering behind it, but that doesn't justify the cost very well.

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Killing metro is a good start to getting some to upgrade.

8. 87186

Posts: 312; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

or give them the option ;)

9. dimas

Posts: 3343; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Metro was just a bad idea for working and multitasking. I hope it just stay in phones and not in PCs.

22. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Metro isn't dead. This mode is only for desktop and Laptop or Tablets that have keyboard attached otherwise the OS knows what you are using and swtiches to Full Metro, its that smart. Funny, some hate Metro while everyone copies Metro.

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