Microsoft is giving Windows 10 away for FREE!
Microsoft said it would provide a free Windows 10 upgrade to people running either Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on their Desktop PCs, laptops and tablets.
Windows 8.1 smartphones will also be able to upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge; however the free Windows 10 Upgrade offer will only be made available for 12 months once Windows 10 is released.
“This is so much more … than a free one-time upgrade,” said Terry Myerson, the Microsoft executive who heads the operating systems group. “Once a device is upgraded to Windows 10, we will be keeping it current for the supported lifetime of the device.”
Cymax has been running Windows 10 on some computers within the office since Microsoft made the Beta available and we have been very pleased with the reliability and ease of use. Even though it’s a BETA (early release) Windows 10 already feels rock solid.
For many of the users running Windows 8 this will be welcomed news. At Cymax we often receive feedback from clients who prefer the layout and feel of Windows 7 to Windows 8. Windows 10 brings you the best of both. You’ll have part Windows 7 start menu as well part Windows 8 start screen – the combination works quite nicely.
Windows 10 has a feature that can automatically detect what configuration you’re using (laptop or tablet) and adjust your interface accordingly. For example, if your laptop has a detachable keyboard plugged in you’ll get the desktop mode. If you remove the keyboard, Windows 10 will ask if you want to enter tablet mode, which is optimized for touch and looks similar to the Start screen on Windows 8. Reattach the keyboard and you’re back to desktop mode.
Microsoft hasn’t published a release date for Windows 10 as yet and speculation exists that the free upgrade may be a less-capable version of Windows 10.
You can register to receive more information about the upgrade offer as it becomes available on Microsoft’s website.