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    Windows 10 will be free for Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 users… but there's a catch
    If you have Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone you will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. That’s right, it won’t cost you a single penny. And who doesn’t love free? Now the bad news… it's only free if you upgrade in the first year. What happens after that year is up isn't entirely clear.


    GO HERE TO TEAD IT ALL

    http://betanews.com/2015/01/21/wind...n=Feed+-+bn+-+Betanews+Full+Content+Feed+-+BN


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    Windows 10: TODAY is Microsoft's date with destiny
    Putting success on hold for another two years?
    21 Jan 2015 at 13:03, Gavin Clarke

    Remember 21 January, 2015: it will go down in history either as the date that made Microsoft or the reason why victory in mobile was put on hold for another two years.

    Today, the world’s largest software firm will officially reveal what it is calling the “next chapter” in Windows: Windows 10.

    Microsoft is expected to release test code of Windows 10 that will more or less be what gets shipped on PCs and to retailers later this year.

    Redmond will also showcase the next version of Windows mobile, which can work on Intel and ARM-based tablets and Windows phones.

    Actual Windows Phone code is not expected for release until next month, the eve of the massive Mobile World Congress in Spain.


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    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/01/21/windows_10_meets_mobile/


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    Windows 10 The Next Chapter: We are here!

    By Brad Sams @bdsams · 19 hours ago · Hot!

    Tomorrow morning, Microsoft will kickoff its keynote at 9AM PT / 12 PM ET and Neowin's own @bdsams is on-site (and causing trouble) to cover all of the Windows 10 announcements as they happen. The keynote, which will last a couple hours, is expected to be packed with everything from a new browser to possibly some prototype hardware.

    We know that many of you are excited for the event and if you missed any of our coverage, you can check out all of our content here and watch along with us live here.

    Windows 10 is a massive release for Microsoft as it will span desktop, phone and even Xbox as well. With so many moving parts, getting all orgs aligned for this release has been a task of colossal scale. With that being said, what are you looking forward to seeing tomorrow?

    http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-10-the-next-chapter-we-are-here
     
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    Windows 10: Briefing
    Join us right here on January 21 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time to learn about the next chapter for Windows 10.

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    http://news.microsoft.com/windows10story/

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    Microsoft to deliver free upgrades to Windows 10
    The company hopes to encourage customers to embrace its new operating system by offering a free refresh for multiple devices.

    Microsoft will offer free upgrades to Windows 10 -- the next version of its operating system -- first for Windows 8.1 users and then for Windows 7 users, the company announced Wednesday.

    In the first year the software is available, the company will upgrade any devices running Windows 8 to Windows 10 for free, according to Terry Myerson, Microsoft's executive vice president of operating systems. The free upgrade will also apply to Windows 7 devices and Windows Phone 8.1 devices.

    The free upgrade is only available for the first year. Microsoft has yet to announce the software's price for the upgrade after that one-year window.

    "We think of Windows as a service," Myerson said during Microsoft's Windows 10 unveiling event in Redmond, Wash. "Now developers can target every single Windows device."

    The move is likely designed to convince consumers that Windows is worth the effort. Windows 10 is an attempt to wipe the slate clean after missteps with Windows 8, including a new start menu that attracted complaints from PC users, who sorely missed the traditional menu.

    More than half of all desktops in the world still run Windows 7. Almost 20 percent still run Windows XP, a 14-year-old operating system. Windows 8.1 has yet to reach 10 percent.

    Hardware companies have increasingly been giving away software upgrades to keep their users tied to their ecosystems. Apple, for example, has made both its Mac OS and iOS free, as well as many of its productivity and photo management tools.

    With Windows 10, Microsoft hopes it can inspire customers to seek out its products, rather than feeling like they have to use them.

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    You can offer people Windows 10 for free, but you can’t make them take it
    For the first year after its official release, Microsoft will offer Windows 10 upgrades to current Windows 7 and Windows 8 users completely free of charge. Windows upgrade licenses currently start at $119.99—discounts from that MSRP are pretty common, sure, but there's no discount that can beat a 100-percent discount.


    The intent behind this move is to unify the Windows ecosystem. "With Windows 10, we think of Windows as a service," said Microsoft Operating Systems Group VP Terry Myerson at the Windows 10 Consumer Preview event earlier today. "The question 'what version are you running' will cease to make sense."


    That's a noble goal. It's a good reason to offer Windows upgrades for free. It's also completely unrealistic, at least for the foreseeable future.


    Sometimes you can't even give away upgrades

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    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015...rstechnica/index+(Ars+Technica+-+All+content)
     
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    Windows 10: Cortana and Spartan and Xbox, oh my!
    Microsoft getting it right on the third try – again

    Analysis The old adage that you never install a Microsoft product until version three appears to be holding true in operating systems with Windows 10. Windows 8 was a disaster, Windows 8.1 a waystation, but Windows 10 is looking like a very solid system.


    "We want people to love Windows on a daily basis," said CEO Satya Nadella at Wednesday's preview presentation in Redmond – conjuring up an unpleasant mental image. "We will make Windows 10 the most loved version of Windows ever."



    Certainly Windows 10 will be the most adopted and used version of Windows ever. The
    12-month free upgrade offer for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users will spur massive adoption figures on release and save Redmond from the rather embarrassing position it finds itself in today, where Windows 8.1 is less used that the 14-year-old Windows XP.


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    Here's a closer look at the latest build of Windows 10 (video)

    Shortly after Microsoft wrapped its epic Windows 10 keynote today, we had a chance to see the latest version of the next-gen OS running on some honest-to-goodness hardware. Using a Dell Venue Pro 11 tablet on display here at Microsoft's Redmond headquarters, we got to experience the software in a slightly more final form than when we last saw it. New features include a button for bringing the Start Screen to full-screen, a notification center, revamped Photos and Settings apps and, most importantly, Cortana voice search built right into the desktop. In addition, we got a closer look at the so-called Continuum feature that allows the UI to change depending on what device you're using (laptop, tablet, et cetera).

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    http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/21/windows-10-hands-on/?ncid=rss_truncated
     
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    Microsoft sees Windows 10 as Swiss Army Knife of computing
    Can the next version of Windows be all things to all people? That's the big question for Microsoft, and the entire computer industry.

    Microsoft's answer to the ever-changing world of mobile devices? More of the same.

    The Redmond, Wash., software giant offered up some tantalizing details about Windows 10 on Wednesday, the highly anticipated upgrade to its operating system designed for both computers and tablets. Unlike past versions, which have straddled a line between annoying and stale, Windows 10 will power new features and capabilities that could change how people use all their devices.

    New features span from the mundane to the gee-whiz, beginning with a revamped start button and ranging to a video game social network and holographic headgear that brings the visions of Hollywood science fiction a step closer to reality. And everything delivered a new twist on Microsoft's ongoing strategy to create software that works on all devices, be they laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone.

    "We want people to love Windows on a daily basis," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said during an event held at the company's headquarters.


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    Microsoft’s new interface: FREAKING HOLOGRAMS
    During Microsoft's Windows 10 event today, the company introduced two new devices and a whole new application development model for the Windows platform: holographic computing.

    Windows Holographic is a three-dimensional, environmentally aware application environment that will be supported in various ways on all Windows 10 devices. Holographic content will be put most spectacularly on display by HoloLens, a wearable computer that uses tricks of light to project three-dimensional virtual objects on top of the environment around the user, allowing them to interact with the "holograms" using voice and gesture commands.They're not really holograms, in the purely technical sense—there are no lasers involved, and the display is not using diffraction or interference to create a holographic projection. Instead, they use a high definition stereographic display and fool the eye into seeing things laid atop the real world, placed in the same context as real-world objects as if they were projected holograms.

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