Windows 10 to Be Launched this Summer
Microsoft has announced that its new operating system, Windows 10, is coming out “this summer” in 111 languages and in 190 countries. The big news is the operating system will be free in a bid to put an end to piracy. The system is designed to work on multiple devices and the expectations are truly high. The supported devices range from PCs, smartphones and bank machines, but also medical equipment. The exact date of the launch has not yet been revealed.
Unlike previous versions, Windows 10 will be available for small footprint IoT devices (Internet of Things). Also for free. According to Terry Myerson, Microsoft executive vice president, Windows 10 could be installed in ATM machines and ultrasound devices as well.
Microsoft teamed up with China-based cell phone manufacturer Xiaomi whose product will be a testing platform for Windows 10. The US-based software giant will also form partnerships with Lenovo and Tencent in a bid to help Chinese users switch to the new operating system. One of the biggest novelties in Windows 10 is a feature which will enable users to sign in using biometrics, i.e. facial recognition, among other gimmicks.
Other features include a virtual personal assistant named Cortana which will run on desktop. Several different app stores will be blended into a single platform which Microsoft named One store. The start menu that was removed in Windows 8, is making its grand comeback after user's complaints. The use of multiple desktops will help people in keeping files and projects organized.