Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be released this summer as a free download. It will be available in 111 languages and in 190 countries. Windows 10 will be free to all users of Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 for its first year.
Windows 10 will include a variety of new features and users will be able to load it on all kinds if devices. Windows 10 will also get rid of some old features like Internet Explorer. It will offer a new browser called Spartan that won’t come with the code that had made Microsoft’s earlier browsers slow. Windows 10 will also come with a new version of Microsoft Office.
Microsoft has also created some new features for gamers. Marc Sparks said people using Windows 10 will be able to play against people using Xbox One.
Some PC companies have already pledged to help their clients get the new operating system. For example, Lenovo in China will offer free technical services to guide their customers through all the changes. Lenovo customers will be able to contact any of 2,500 service centers for this service.
Microsoft is said to be offering the new upgrade for free as a result of all the piracy of earlier updates in China. The company will even offer the upgrades to people who got their old software through sharing it or downloading it.