Windows 10: Reserve Your Copy Now
Last September Microsoft gave everyone a sneak preview of their new operating system, Windows 10. Microsoft is expected to start their free upgrade program on July 29th for all Microsoft products from Xboxes, PC, tablets, to smartphone. Their goal is to have Windows 10 installed on a billion devices in the next three years.
For the first year after the release date Microsoft will upgrade current Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 users. The upgrade is for all Genuine Windows devices. To see if your computer is a candidate for the free upgrade visit Microsoft and read about how to upgrade your current OS.
Get ready for the new features in Windows 10:
- Internet Browser: Microsoft is doing away with Internet Explorer and installing a new browser codenamed “Spartan”. The new browser will function similar to Firefox and Chrome.
- Cortana: The new personal digital assistant will be featured on the new Windows 10. This feature will allow anyone to ask Cortana a question and she’ll give you the answer.
- Start Menu: The start menu is making a full comeback in Windows 10. Furthermore, the new start menu now has a personalized space for your apps, websites, and programs.
- Windows Apps: From now on all Windows Store apps and your desktop program will run on the same screen. Furthermore, you now have the option to resize your screen from the menu bar located at the top of your screen.
- Multiple Desktops: For years Mac users have enjoyed the ability to create new desktops. Now Microsoft has included this feature in their new Windows 10. The new feature will allow you to create a personalized desktop and switch between them.
- Snap Quadrants: This is a brand new feature in Windows 10. This new “Snap” feature allows you to work on four different apps on the same screen. This isn’t a new feature in Windows 10, but the redesigned look includes a quadrant layout.
- CNN Money: Upgrading from Windows 7 or 8? You’ll love Windows 10
- Microsoft: Upgrade to Windows 10 for free
- SuperSite for Windows: Windows 10 Upgrade and Installation Frequently Asked Questions
- ARS Technica: Microsoft clarification kinda clears up free Windows 10 license confusion
- Microsoft: Windows 10 Features