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Windows 10 release likely in Autumn

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 11 Dec 2014 7:35 User comments (1)

Windows 10 release likely in Autumn Microsoft is planning to release the Windows 10 operating system a bit later than it had previously predicted, but in line to coincide with the third anniversary of the Windows 8 launch.
Windows 10 is Microsoft's bid to adapt to changes in modern computing as consumers have rapidly adopted smartphones and tablets for work and play. The previous Windows iteration - Windows 8 - largely failed to impress consumers and Microsoft is keen to bury the previous three years below the dirt and start fresh.

Previous comments from within Microsoft indicated that Windows 10 could launch during the summer next year, but Microsoft COO Kevin Turner says it is more likely to be during the Autumn, perhaps an early fall release. He made the updated prediction to the Nikkei news service in Japan.

There is a notable milestone around that timeframe for Microsoft; August 2015 will be the 20th anniversary of the launch of Windows 95.

Windows is still used by an estimated 1.5 billion users on Desktops, but in mobile computing Microsoft really dropped the ball years ago and watched Apple and Google gobble up the market.


Sources and Recommended Reading:
Microsoft exec sees autumn release for Windows 10: www.reuters.com

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113.12.2014 14:26

Why would you want to relate a good OS to the launch of a bad OS i.e., Windows 95, that might have been better for Windows 8 launch or Vista. I haven't had time to play with the 10 beta but I hope every time I invoke the Start menu I don't have to have the tiles attached. It would be better if that was a separate function so we will see if MS has truly learned their lesson here? But I must say they have woken up at least slightly.

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