According to AMD CEO Lisa Su, Microsoft’s Windows 10 will be arriving to your PC, tablet, and Xbox and Windows smartphone by the end of this July.
The official statement by Microsoft, as it stands right now, states that Windows 10 is being released ‘this summer’ in 190 countries and over 111 languages.
After the decidedly mixed reception with Windows 8, Microsoft has gone to great lengths to come up with a faster, leaner and meaner successor to its OS franchise. Windows 10 represents the next step in Microsoft’s efforts to build a truly comprehensive OS for multiple platforms and making the user experience optimized for all of them.
It will be available to existing Windows 7 and 8 users as a free download for the first year of its release. What’s notable about this offer, is that it stands for those running counterfeit versions of Windows as well.
“We will provide a mechanism for non-genuine Windows 10 PC devices to ‘get genuine’ via the new Windows Store, whether they are upgraded versions of Windows or purchased,” Microsoft said in an official statement.
For markets like China and Bangladesh where software piracy is quite prevalent, this move demonstrates a considerable shift in Microsoft’s stance against global piracy from its previous, more head-on efforts to combat it. In China, Microsoft has partnered with Lenovo to provide on-site Windows 10 upgrade services at all of the 2,500 Lenovo service centers in China.