Windows 10 will be available July 29 in 190 countries as a free upgrade to people using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 and is bringing back the Start menu people know and love, while enabling users to easily find their files, pinned applications and favorites as well as easily share among their various devices.
Windows 10 includes Windows Hello, Microsoft Passport and Windows Defender for anti-malware protection, and the firm says it starts fast, resumes fast and helps enable batteries to last longer.
It comes with Cortana, your digital personal digital assistant and Windows Hello greets people by name and lets them log in to their PC without a password — providing instant, more secure access to their Windows 10 devices through biometric authentication. Windows 10 also lets people interact with their device via the traditional mouse and keyboard, or through more natural ways such as voice, pen or gesture.
Windows 10 comes with Microsoft Edge, the firm’s all-new browser with Cortana integrated and Office 2016 full featured desktop suite, new Universal Windows applications for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook will offer a consistent, touch-first experience across a range of devices.
Windows 10 can help users move from their PCs, to a Windows phone to an Xbox and tablet and back and users can share content across their devices easily.
On July 29, Windows 10 for PCs and tablets will be available as a free upgrade offer, or on new Windows 10 devices. New Windows 8.1 devices will also easily upgrade to Windows 10 while users on other other devices will have to wait till later this year.