19.06.15

Windows 10 Release


Windows 10 release is July 29 and the bottom line is that Windows will be automatically updated on a piece meal basis, so the tweaks talked about in the article below taken from PC Advisor will get updated when they are ready, and not wait for the whole system.  It will be a continual evolution bit by bit.  So Windows will just be forever Windows 10 I guess?

An overview on the business model will follow Tuesday after our Microsoft Partner presentation.

Windows 10 will be available July 29 2015 in 190 markets globally as a free upgrade to customers running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Here’s everything you need to know about the Windows 10 UK release date, price and new features.

Once a Windows device is upgraded to Windows 10, Microsoft will continue to keep it current for the supported lifetime of the device–at no cost. Those who want to be among the first in line for the free Windows 10 upgrade can reserve a free copy in the coming weeks.

Windows 8 has not been a universal success. In many ways a necessary step not well executed, Windows 8’s attempt to stitch together desktop and mobile has been way too radical to encourage new users. And as the longer life of existing PCs and laptops combines with the growth of smartphones and tablets to continually slow PC sales, Window 8 has come to be seen as a dud.

Windows 10 will include phones and the Xbox One- in an app form. It will also include Cortana and a new web browser currently known as ‘Spartan’. Spartan spells the end for Internet Explorer, although it may not completely disappear for a little while yet, according to the IEBlog at MSDN. At Build 2015, Microsoft confirmed it will be called ‘Edge’ and it will be able to use Firefox and Chrome extensions.

“When we announced Project Spartan in January, we laid out a plan to use our new rendering engine to power both Project Spartan and Internet Explorer on Windows 10… However, today we’re announcing that on Windows 10, Project Spartan will host our new engine exclusively,” says IEBlog. Internet Explorer will continue in its current form in Windows 8.1.