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Windows 10 is here, Available in 190 Countries


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Its finally here, Microsoft has now released the much anticipated Windows 10 giving users to upgrade to its new operating system and Microsoft says this a new era of windows

Available in 190 countries, Microsoft says Windows 10 begins to deliver on its vision for more personal computing.

‘’ In this world experiences are mobile, moving with you seamlessly and easily across your devices. Interacting with technology is as natural as interacting with people – using voice, pen, gestures and even gaze for the right interaction, in the right way, at the right time. And in our connected and transparent world, we respect your privacy and help protect your information’’ Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s head of operating systems and devices said in a blog post.

‘’We are delighted to make Windows 10 available in 190 countries today. The launch of Windows 10 is being celebrated around the world with global fan celebrations and a new yearlong initiative to celebrate people and organizations making a difference around the world’’

Over the months Microsoft has demonstrated how Windows 10 delivers new capabilities to PCs, tablets, phones, and Raspberry Pi, with innovations like Microsoft Edge, Cortana, Continuum and Windows Hello, and how entirely new categories of devices like Hololens and Surface Hub, will be enabled with Windows 10.

People who already have the latest pre-release build of Windows 10 installed won’t see another major update. Build 10240, which Microsoft released to members of the Windows Insider Program two weeks ago, is the same build that people who are upgrading from previous versions of the operating system will receive from Wednesday.

The company has also opened up its Media Creation Tool for Windows 10 as part of the roll-out,. With the media creation tool, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 users will be able to create USB disks and ISO disk images that can be used to install Windows 10 on other computers. People on platforms that can’t use the Media Creation Tool such as Windows XP and Mac OS X on the other hand will get direct links to ISO downloads so they can also create installation media.

The upgrade is free for Windows 7 and 8.1 users from Wednesday until July 29, 2016. After that, Microsoft will charge everyone to upgrade their older systems

 

 

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Nixon Kanali

Tech journalist based in Nairobi. I write about tech, business and African startups. Founder and Editor For TechTrendsKE. Nixon is also the East African tech editor for Africa Business Communities. Send tips to nkanali@techtrendske.co.ke.

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