Well friends…. Windows 10 will be upon us by late July. At their annual BUILD conference for developers and Microsoft press, Microsoft re-affirmed their commitment to a July launch.
Realistically speaking, according to Microsoft experts like Paul Thurott (thurrott.com), Mary Jo Foley (allaboutmicrosoft.com), and Daniel Rubino (windowscentral.com), existing Windows users will be able to start upgrading their existing Windows computers to 10 in late July or early August. Remember, all of you will have the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10 at no charge. I highly recommend it. I estimate the the upgrade will take 2 to 3 hours for an existing computer.
At the time of the launch or shortly after, computer makers will start offering Windows 10 on new systems. Windows based tablets should begin to see updates to 10 later in the fall, along with the Xbox One.
Microsoft is committed to continuous quality improvement with Windows 10. They have really taken into consideration the feedback of their most valuable customers, business users, with this upcoming release. Once released, Windows 10 will continue evolving and benefit from regular updates on an ongoing basis.
I had a chance to try Windows 10 for several days last week. It’s really shaping up. The version I was running on my system was what would be known as a beta. Microsoft calls this an Insider Preview. It still has some kinks to be worked out, so I went back to Windows 8.1. However, it will be ready for the dance floor come the summer.
Windows 10 will have that clean, classic look that Windows 7 fans adore. However, Windows 10 users will also benefit from a more Internet connected operating system experience.