To facilitate that, Microsoft has been working with outside stakeholders on the operating system since January 2014, when the company approached some of its enterprise customers to begin discussing Windows 10 under the cover of non-disclosure agreements. It builds on Windows 8’s base, offering its desktop improvements and security features. As for those of you on 7, I’m personally running 8 and have few complaints about it, all of which seem to be fixed in 10, so I’ll be heading that way. Microsoft also has planned “fan celebrations” on Wednesday in 13 cities around the world.
Microsoft scrambled to roll out another update dubbed KB3074683 to fix the bug on Monday. Details on how to upgrade are here: http://bit.ly/1eNCySl. Windows 10 is faster than the previous versions and works better with a mouse & keyword. More models are coming.
A new sync utility that integrates the OneDrive and OneDrive for Business services is promised for later this year but will not be ready when Windows 10 launches on July 29.
The company wants to get the new software on as many devices as possible. After that, they’ll be able to successfully wipe the contents of their computer and re-install the operating system either using Windows 10’s built-in reset functionality or by installing cleanly from a disk. Microsoft’s Get Windows 10 app will check for known problems. Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has stressed the fact that the company wants more people to enjoy its products, rather than merely use them. Microsoft has to green light the update, so there’s still some waiting to be done.
How will Microsoft make money?
This update will prepare your PC for the Windows 10 installation.
Will I have to pay for Windows 10?
It includes the new Microsoft Edge browser, which lets people quickly browse, read, and mark up and share the web.
Why does this matter to consumers?
Effectively, users get to experience the wonders of Windows 10 without having to venture through the Windows 10 upgrade process like other users. (Apple and Google tout similar features in their software.). In theory, that is a good idea because users often forget or just do not know how to keep their systems secure.
Why is it important to the tech industry?
There are now 5 million Windows Insiders, and their feedback has helped shape the operating system’s direction. PC makers are hoping he succeeds.
WINDOWS Phone 7 and 8 were both widely panned for looking pretty but not being almost as functional as Android, or even iOS.