Microsoft has finally announced the release date of Windows 10, although half. The Redmond-based company had given no clue about the launch of its next update, but had merely said that would be available in 2015. The rumors pointed to fall, but Microsoft will forward a bit and publish the final version of Windows 10 this summer. They do not want getting caught and therefore not materialize again, so we have a strip of three months for the arrival of the expected delivery.
As had been previously confirmed, users of devices with Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8.1 can install the new release for free on their devices, definitely a plus for Microsoft and its new policy. Windows 10 will reach 190 countries in 111 different languages, and as already announced will be free for existing users of Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and for some devices with Windows Phone 8.1.
It will be important for Microsoft to put all eggs in one basket to regain a sector that has given few joys in recent years time. To do this work in unstable versions being constant, with some reports saying that development is much more advanced than the versions shown are released.
Of course there is an important reason for launching in that window of time: the school year. Microsoft’s goal is that computers are sold to students for the course 2015/2016 and bring Windows 10 pre-installed, and thus boost sales.
It is something that the PC industry needs, although it is unclear if this release really affect global PC sales have been declining in recent years.
Windows 10 will bring many new features to make, including WIMBoot, a technology that allows Windows to compress files on the system that has been much improved since its launch in Windows 8.1 Update 1. With Windows 10 it will occupy less disk space. Moreover, as already mentioned, also include Windows Hello to login with biometrics.