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July 28, 2015

Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Site Ahead of July 29 Release Date

Microsoft is not letting up on the marketing when it comes to its much-hyped Windows 10 operating system.

The software giant has posted an official launch site as it gears up for the July 29 kick-off of its new OS.

The new Windows 10 launch site features an overview of the operating system, reasons why people should upgrade and a number of videos with more in-depth information.

The new OS will feature a number of changes from smoother transitioning from PC to tablet to the new browser, Edge.

Windows 10 will “start delivering 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,” according to Microsoft executive vice-president of the Windows and devices group Terry Myerson.

Part of the changes include the new Windows Hello, a greeting system that will call users by name and allow them to log in without a password. This is done using biometric authentication to recognize a user’s face, iris or fingerprint.

Microscoft’s personal assistant Cortana is also a noteworthy feature with its ability to learn a user’s preferences so it can be more effective in making recommendations, grabbing the information needed and keeping a user on the right track for both work and personal appointments.

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade to all Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users for the first year.