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  • Windows 10 now calls 75-million devices home

    Microsoft's on quite a software run of late. After unveiling versions of its Office platform for the likes of iOS and Android earlier this year, it put the cherry on top with Windows 10 -- the OS that was billed to reinvigorate the stagnant Redmond company. Based on new data, it seems that the latter claim was absolutely accurate. Windows 10 has been installed on a notable 75-million devices in just under a month since its worldwide launch. That's insanely impressive, but largely down to the free installation model. To put this number into perspective, according to Ars Technica, Windows 8...

  • 14-million devices running Windows 10 within first day, notes Microsoft

    For all Windows 10 related views, breaking stories and deeper analysis, visit our comprehensive Windows 10 Hub before and after Microsoft’s big launch. Setting a target of 1-billion devices running Windows 10 within the first two to three years is no small feat. We've noted that thanks to the free upgrade system, Microsoft might've given itself a head start and that seems to be exactly the case. The company has announced that in its first day on the street, Windows 10 is now running on 14-million devices which is a massively impressive figure, even though many of these are probably upgrades...

  • Windows 10 first impressions: what Gearburn thinks of Microsoft’s new baby

    For all Windows 10 related views, breaking stories and deeper analysis, visit our comprehensive Windows 10 Hub before and after Microsoft’s big launch. We may be soulless journalists, but that doesn't mean a software release has no bearing on our lives. As a squad of Windows users (except for one or two in this office), we expect to receive the best user experience constantly. The operating system we use daily doesn't only affect our productivity, but our sanity. Microsoft's new baby has a lot to live up to especially after the problem children that were Windows 8 and Windows Vista (an...

  • Here’s how to check if you have the ‘public’ version of Windows 10

    For all Windows 10 related views, breaking stories and deeper analysis, visit our comprehensive Windows 10 Hub before and after Microsoft’s big launch. Update: To avoid all the faff and fuss, grab the Windows 10 installation tools here (32-bit) and here (64-bit). Open the tool, and select the "Upgrade the PC" option. Alternatively, you can also download the OS using the same tool and write it to a disc or flash drive. Microsoft's Windows 10 has finally been launched to 190 countries publicly, which means those with Windows 7 and later PCs can install the update. Luckily, if you were part...

  • Microsoft celebrates a new beginning at Windows 10 Johannesburg launch

    Microsoft has opened a new chapter in its operating systems logbook when it launched Windows 10 at a carnival-like event in Newtown, Johannesburg. Mary Fitzgerald Square, historically a site for mass gatherings, was commandeered by Microsoft for one of 13 launches across the planet including the flagship event in Nairobi, Kenya, attended by none other than Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella. Along with inviting hundreds of local school children to experience Windows 10 for the first time, the company also opened the gates to traditional Windows fans, prospective users, and those curious enough to discover just what Windows 10 is all about. Anthony...

  • Windows 10: 5 key numbers to know before Microsoft’s big launch

    For all Windows 10 related views, breaking stories and deeper analysis, visit our comprehensive Windows 10 Hub before and after Microsoft’s big launch. If Microsoft ever found itself chin deep in a bog of its failed operating systems, Windows 10 would be the outstretched arm pulling it to safety. At least that's evident from what we've seen while running pre-release versions of the OS. With that said, Windows 10 is by no means a polished product. In fact, Microsoft has a massive list of "must dos" even after the OS is launched globally to consumers on 29 July. But, it's miles...

  • Windows 10 Insiders will get Windows 10 for free, according to blog post

    We're just over a month away from Microsoft's biggest software launch in many a year, and Windows 10 Insiders have had a substantial role to play in the crafting of the new operating system. For this, Microsoft has announced in a blog post that Windows Insiders, regardless of their Windows 7 or 8 license status, will get the OS for free once its released. The news also suggests that those previously running illegitimate versions of Windows 7 or Windows 8 will get Windows 10 absolutely free, as long as they are Insiders and registered to use Windows 10 with an...

  • [Update] Windows 10 officially launching 29 July, Microsoft urges users to ‘reserve’ upgrade

    Update: Windows 10 will be launched officially on 29 July, according to Microsoft's Terry Myerson on the Windows Blog. The post reads: On July 29, you can get Windows 10 for PCs and tablets by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer, or on a new Windows 10 PC from your favorite retailer. If you purchase a new Windows 8.1 device between now and then, the Windows 10 upgrade will be available to you and many retail stores will upgrade your new device for you. Remember back in January when Microsoft announced Windows 10's free upgrade deal for those running Windows...

  • ‘Candy Crush Saga’ is coming to Windows 10 devices, automatically

    Stories and news regarding Windows 10 has been nothing but positive so far, but Microsoft has finally hit its first obstacle with the internet and prospective Windows 10 adopters. News has surfaced that Redmond has signed a deal with software manufacturer King, which means Candy Crush Saga, one of the world's most popular games, will be automatically installed to those who upgrade to Windows 10 during the launch period. Microsoft's also promising more "popular and awesome King game titles" in the future. So buckle up for the ride, kids. It seems that Microsoft has sold its soul to the mobile...

  • Microsoft outlines the 7 versions of Windows 10, including one for ‘elevators’

    Windows 10 will be the one OS to rule them all, but Microsoft isn't making the same mistake it did with Windows 8. It has largely clarified what the OS's destiny is, and thus will be releasing seven distinct versions to cover its seven target brackets. It's not too dissimilar to previous OSes, but Windows 10, according to Microsoft at least, will power "everything from elevators to ATMs to heart rate monitors to wearables." So, what does this mean for the consumer, the enterprise and the likes of the mobile computing world? We outline the seven briefly below. Windows 10 Home Home users...