Windows 10 was released on July 20, 2015. Terry Myerson, Microsoft's Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group, stated that Windows 10 would be Microsoft's "most comprehensive platform ever." This would provide a single, unified platform for desktop computers, laptops, tablets etc. Windows 10 will help restore user interface from Window 7 to improve experience for all users.
Microsoft's system requirements are that you will only need a 1GHz processor and 1GB of RAM for the 32-bit version and 2GB of memory for the 64-bit version. Based on previous experience with earlier Windows, twice as much memory would be needed for better productivity. Windows 10 is full of brand new features inlcuding:
- Fast Internet Explorer, called Edge
- Siri-like voice-controlled assistant, Cortana
- Ability to stream games to your desktop from an Xbox One in another room
Windows 10 has eight editions, all with varying feature sets and intended hardware. The eight editions Windows 10 has are:
- Windows 10 Home
- Windows 10 Pro
- Windows 10 Enterprise
- Windows 10 Enterprise L TSB
- Windows 10 Education
- Windows 10 Mobile
- Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise
- Windows 10 IoT Core
Windows 10 has a free upgrade to consumers who are currently using Windows 7 or 8, but this is only available until July 29, 2016. After this date, users who have not upgraded to Windows 10 will be required to pay in order to do so. This fee, however, has not been set.
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