When will Windows 10 be ready for sale?
Microsoft has officially announced that Windows 10 is ready for its public launch in the UK and US, and we’ve got your first look at the software that will be on offer.
Windows 10 is a brand new operating system, and like Windows 7 before it, it’s available on the PC, Mac and tablet as a free upgrade for users who buy a new PC or laptop.
That means that the upgrade won’t be offered on any of the major retail brands that Microsoft sells its Windows 10 products to.
Windows 7 and 8.1 will also be free upgrades for Windows 7 or 8.0 users, and they’ll be available on PC and Macs as well.
Microsoft has already made it clear that Windows 8.x and 8 and Windows 10 will be the last major versions of Windows to be supported by its licensing deals.
So Microsoft will be able to sell its operating systems at retail without any major changes, and it’s hoped that Windows will be ready to go at a much earlier point in time.
Windows 8.4 was the last update to the operating system that Microsoft offered on PC, and while that upgrade didn’t include much new features, it did include an upgrade to Microsoft’s Bing search engine.
That meant that you’d have access to search results from Bing, as well as the ability to search on the web with Microsoft’s Edge browser.
Windows 8, 8.3 and 8 are the last updates to the OS that have been made available for PC, but Microsoft has said that it plans to introduce updates for these updates in the future.
Microsoft’s licensing deals with hardware manufacturers have been a huge part of the company’s success in selling Windows, but it’s a different story when it comes to software.
When Microsoft announced that it would be launching Windows 10 at a launch event in July, it announced that Microsoft would be releasing Windows 10 on the Raspberry Pi, and a little over two weeks later, the company announced that the software would be available for free download from its website.
That’s the Windows 10 update, and there’s no word on whether you’ll be able see that update for yourself when Windows 10 launches on September 20.