Windows 10 Set to Release This Summer

The Verge has reported that Windows chief, Terry Myerson, has pledged that Microsoft will be releasing the Windows 10 operating system this summer.  With progress and no exact date mentioned, it seemed as though Microsoft still wanted to dedicate themselves to a goal.

According to Myerson, “We continue to make great development progress and shared today that Windows 10 will be available this summer in 190 countries and 111 languages.”

Microsoft has decided to make Windows 10 available for free as an upgrade for those who have Windows 7 and Windows 8 for a year.  The offer will begin in the summer.

As part of their business plan, Microsoft has partnered up with Lenovo and Tencent in order to make Windows 10 available in China.  This is Microsoft’s way of battling software piracy that has become a big problem in China.  They will even be offering the Windows 10 upgrades to those who have fraudulent copies of Windows to further combat the software piracy issues.

Microsoft has decided to include a new feature called Windows Hello which is a new biometric reader to make activating Windows 10 bio-registered. This extra security measure will make Windows 10 more personal by authenticating the user by face, iris, or fingerprint.

Microsoft also made note on the gaming capabilities for Windows 10, however, they did not touch on the abilities the operating system will have in connecting to the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One. To be more specific, Windows 10 would allow PC users to stream Xbox One games and hopefully in the future, make it possible for Xbox One gamers to stream Windows 10 games to the Xbox One according to CinemaBlend.

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