Initially, it was only revealed that Windows 10 would be available before the end, or in the middle of 2015, Microsoft has now confirmed that the next major release of its operating system will be ready this summer.

In a blog entry related to the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit in China, Microsoft gave us the best idea yet when we will be able to download and install Windows 10, though it still doesn’t quite equate to a real release date. It’s a start though.

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Windows 10 is seen by most as Microsoft’s big chance at creating a clean slate for itself after Windows 8’s relatively poor reception. Windows 10 is set to feature plenty of big changes that roll back some of the more baffling design decisions that were part of the Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 releases.

Perhaps the biggest news for users of Windows is that Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade for anyone currently using Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. That offer is only available for a year after the new software’s launch though, so you’ll want to get upgraded before that time limit expires. If you’re dubious about the upgrade, then 12 months should give everyone enough time to make their peace with Windows 10 anyway.

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WIndows 10 will be available for desktops, notebooks, tablets and smartphones and will be the first truly unified version of the Windows operating system to be released by Microsoft. That simplification of its marketing message as well as development could prove to be a hit moving forward, especially considering Microsoft is so determined to milk the Windows name as much as possible.

Microsoft has also revealed that Windows 10 will be available in 190 countries and 111 languages, hence proving that the release will cater to a whole lot of people upon its arrival.

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Now we just need a firm release date and we can officially start to get excited for Windows 10. Hopefully we won’t be waiting too long.

(Source: Microsoft)

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