Microsoft has unveiled their latest operating system the Windows 10. And it does come with a surprise, users using windows 7, windows 8.1 and WP 8.1 can get the Windows 10 upgrade absolutely free.

The company will be offering the upgrade for free in the first year from the day the OS is officially launched. ‘Free in the first year’ – not sure what this exactly mean. It could be a 1 year period for users using windows 7, 8.1 and WP 8.1 to upgrade for free, and if they plan to update after that period it will come for a price. Or it could be subscription base.

The first thing that you will notice on the Windows 10 OS is the start button, yes it’s back and it is a mixture of menu and the start screen. If you have used the latest windows OS you will be aware of the desktop view and the start menu (tiles) view – on Window 10 they are merged.

Microsoft Windows 10

There are a lot of improvements command prompt gets keyboard shortcuts, improved windows explorer (tabs added), apps in window store are compatible with windows 10, the new OS got new icons, Cortana (personal assistant) built in and the best part is the continuum that is built in – it can detect changes in the system and switch mode accordingly (for example when using touch and non-touch screen, keyboard removed etc).

The Launch of Windows 10 will not affect the laptop / desktop sales as the WIN 10 upgrade is free. Windows 10 will be launched soon and it’s free for those using Windows 7, 8.1 and WP 8.1. In case if you are still using Windows 8.0 you will need to upgrade to 8.1 and then you can upgrade to Windows 10.

By Rajeev Rana

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