Many people will also get Windows 10 as part of new PCs.
Some people may still be undecided on whether they should upgrade, but there are a few notable updates that might make the upgrade worth it.
Gulf Business got a chance to get a quick look at the new browser during a launch event at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai on Wednesday. What if you want to assemble a new PC from scratch? The new Start Menu blends wonderfully with the Windows 7 style launch-pad, and the tile UI of the Windows 8. Users will be notified on the desktop when their download is ready.
Most PC users still are working with six-year-old Windows 7, thanks to Windows 8’s unpopularity. Read: Could Cortana Help Microsoft Compete with Google?].
It is also required to have a check if your computer meets therequirements for Windows 10. The email, calendar and photos apps were all updated to work across different devices and work in a fast and easy way. Why are there two sets of apps anyway?
The evaluation software is available in 11 different languages, including US English and British English, as well as Chinese and Spanish.
The dual approach has a cost of adding a layer of confusion for users, though – especially on machines that blur the line between desktop and tablet, such as Microsoft’s own Surface machines. It’s free, and it’s much better than what you’re using now.
You will never even realize how many people have been awaiting to get this update and how many after you are still queued up.
According to The Telegraph, Windows 10 will not have a separate operating system for the phones as it can be used across all Microsoft devices including PCs, tablets and smartphones.
On a comparison note, both the Windows 10 versions have the same interface and all the core features that Microsoft announced earlier this year, including Cortana integration, Continuum and the presence of “Start” menu.
Users who are not eligible for the free update will have to pay £99 for the Home version of Windows 10, which will go on sale at the end of the month. Cortana can be accessed right from the Windows icon in the lower left-hand corner of your screen. The free upgrade option is available only till 29 July 2016.