Windows 10 release date set – and its free

Microsoft’s New OS Free to Download From 29 July in the UK.

Yes – its true – Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for users who already have Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Users will have exactly one year to take advantage of the free upgrade.

The best thing of all is that Microsoft is bringing back the Start Menu in Windows 10. (Yippee!)

Windows 8 didn’t go down well with consumers who struggled with the user experience and Windows 10 aims to put this right.

There’s a host of new features including a new web browser “Microsoft Edge” and a new voice assistant “Cortana” as well as the very best of Windows 7’s usability and Windows 8.1 background features.

All of this aside – the start button’s reappearance will make users feel comfortable again. It’s just a shame they didn’t listen to their users in the first place.

On top of this Microsoft want to help developers develop across its common platform range to create apps that will work across desktop, tablet and mobile devices. Developers can use “Continuum” to allow these apps to adapt to different screen sizes and and sync content between devices.

Microsoft goes a step further by making it easier for developers to port Android or iOS apps to Windows. This will mean your likely to see a better supported Windows Store with more Windows versions of existing iOS and Android apps.