Get in line: Windows 10 launch date announced

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Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade from July 29, Microsoft announced today.

The new operating system will be available in 190 countries, including the united Kingdom, to those using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 on qualified devices.

The July 29 launch of Windows 10 will be a significant moment for the UK, according to the UK’s CIO, who says it will bring a new level of personal computing to both individuals and UK businesses.

“Windows 10 is a new generation of Windows designed to empower you to do great things,” says Terry Myerson, corporate vice president, Microsoft, from the company’s Redmond headquarters.

“Windows 10 starts to deliver on our vision of more personal computing, defined by trust in how we protect and respect your personal information, mobility of the experience across your devices, and natural interactions with your Windows devices, including speech, touch, ink, and holograms,” says Myerson.

Upgrade availability

Come July 29, users can get Windows 10 for PCs and tablets by taking advantage of the free upgrade offer, or on new Windows 10 devices. New Windows 8.1 devices will also easily upgrade to Windows 10, and many retail stores will help upgrade new devices. Microsoft says users can reserve their free upgrade from today.

More information is available on the Windows website.

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