A lot of people originally thought that Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 10, wouldn’t arrive until at least September. However, according to Ars Technica, the final version of Windows 10 will arrive in July.
“In the conference call AMD hosted last week to discuss its first quarter results, CEO Lisa Su let slip with a piece of information that wasn’t immediately caught: she said that Windows 10 would be released in late July…Su said on the call that AMD expected the second half of the year to have a stronger PC market than the first half, due to the launch of Windows 10. In answering a question to clarify this, she said that AMD was factoring in the Windows 10 launch at the end of July.”
Early versions of Windows 10 have received very favorable reviews. Forbes calls the latest release “The Big One.”
“Let’s cut to the chase. What Windows 10 Build 100161 does so well is bring everything together. It brings Start, Taskbar and Action Center improvements, polishes Continuum and Task View, gives the Virtual Desktops some much needed love and there are new Mail and Calendar apps. It’s tight, smart and nicely knits new with old.”
The upcoming Surface Pro 4 is expected to be the first device to come with Windows 10. The Inquisitr recently reported that Microsoft’s upcoming laptop/tablet hybrid could be arriving soon, since Microsoft had just cut the price on the Surface Pro 3 again. Some have said that the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 would be released very soon and others have said the Surface Pro 4 would arrive this fall, along with Windows 10. Now that we know that Windows 10 is likely to be released in July, it’s almost certain that the Surface Pro 4 will arrive at the same time.
In the mean time, Microsoft is putting most of its attention on the Surface 3, a lower-powered version of the Surface Pro 3 that runs Windows 8.1 (but will get a free upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as it’s released). Brent Rose of Gizmodo was able to spend some time with the Surface 3.
“Overall, my impressions of the Surface 3 were positive. It just feels so much smaller and lighter than the Pro 3 or a typical ultrabook. It still feels big for a tablet, though. Compared to, say, an iPad, Google’s Nexus 9, or Sony’s Xperia tablets, it’s definitely big and heavy. But still you could easily toss it into a backpack and forget it’s there,” Mr. Rose said.
Those who have put Microsoft down for the past several years are about to get a surprise. Thanks to Windows 10, the upcoming Surface Pro 4, and other projects, Microsoft is back in the game.
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