Windows 10 is coming on July 29, according to Microsoft, and the company is encouraging those who want to upgrade to Windows 10 when it’s available to preregister now.
Digital Spy is pointing out that if you are a user of Windows 7 or 8.1 that you might see an alert pop up on your desktop. This alert tells you that you can now register for Windows 10. The company has actually made it very easy for people to enroll in the list of users that will be upgrading when the new operating system is ready and waiting. Clicking on the icon that is popping up will allow people to put their names on the list and get as close to the front of the line as possible for Windows 10. Windows 10, of course, is the newest OS from Microsoft and is entirely free for those who are already users of the massive number of laptops and desktops using Microsoft software.
Despite being free, the company is expecting Windows 10 to be a pretty big deal. The firm says it is looking for a seamless experience running across a number of devices, including tablets and smartphones and the Xbox One. Among the features that will be coming along with the MS upgrade will be Cortana — this is the Windows 10 version of Apple’s Siri.
Those who are always using to use Word and Excel will be happy with the fact that the programs will now be built into the new operating system. There will also be a brand new browser and this will be the unofficial, or perhaps even the official, death of Internet Explorer. This might be the most welcomed change to the OS and all that it brings. Explorer has long been an afterthought for web surfers, and Windows 10 is going to help bring users back to its personal browser.
The big question for that particular upgrade is whether or not its enough to pull people away from Chrome and Firefox. The good news is it seems likely that the fact the browser is coming along with the new operating system. The newness, as long as it’s done well, will be enough to bring in people for at least a short while. As TechCrunch points out, Microsoft is doing everything it possibly can to make sure the new OS rollout is something that goes smoothly by assuring everyone that it will be able to work with existing applications. Now we’ll just have to wait and see if Windows 10 is everything it’s cracked up to be.
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