Microsoft Corporation’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) latest operating system Windows 10 is now running on more than 14 million devices including computers and tablets. The OS was released in phases in 190 countries,, and the OS will be made available to more users in the coming days and weeks.
Microsoft is bringing in a new web browser Edge, to replace the Internet Explorer, and Cortana, the voice based assistant will also make its debut. The company aims to reclaim the popularity of the Windows OS as Windows 8/8.1 did not bring much cheer to the consumers. Windows 10 will be first rolled out to vendors who had tested the beta version, and then to the users who have requested it in the coming weeks.
Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Windows and the Devices Group Yusuf Mehdi said that they were working 24×7 to continues the upgrade process and are prioritizing the quality of your upgrade experience over anything else. The aim of the company is to provide a same experience on Windows-loaded devices like phone. Xbox, tablet and PC. The OS will come with built-in apps like Photos, Maps, a new music app Groove and Movies & TV.
Windows 10 bring back a design similar to the earlier OS version with start menu, which was the major complaint from Windows 8 users. According to Cnet, the OS offers a refined, vastly improved vision for the future of computing with an operating system that’s equally at home on tablets and traditional PCs. Upgrading the OS is easy as it downloads in the background. However, voice-assistant might not impress desktop users as it is best suited for smartphones.
Windows 10 was released to Microsfot’s Lumia devices on Wednesday. The Windows 10 free upgrade will be available to users for year. Genuine Windows 7/8/8/1 users will not have to pay after a year while pirated Windows users will have to purchase the genuine version after a year.[ Source ]