Last week, Microsoft released the latest version of their popular PC operating system, Windows 10. Earlier this year, the software giant made the announcement that users of Windows 7 and Windows 8-8.1 can upgrade to the new version free of charge for the first year of its release, and downloads began rolling out on July 29th. Now, it seems that the new OS is catching on with a lot of people.
According to sources at Neowin, the recent count for users who have downloaded and installed Windows 10 could be around “25 million, and may be as high as 27 million.” That’s a pretty large number considering it’s relatively recent availability, as well as considering that the free update has yet to be made available to everyone it applies to. Last week, shortly after it became available, Microsoft revealed in an official Windows blog post that 14 million users had already installed the latest — and potentially last — version of their PC operating system within 24 hours.
Windows 10 has largely been earning positive reviews from tech websites, many of whom cite the re-addition of the classic Start menu (albeit with new functionality), a clearer and easier “Action Center” that highlights system tasks and reminders, the new “digital assistant” Cortana, as well as greater integration with Xbox that allows gamers to stream gameplay from their Xbox One console directly to their PC. I actually took part in the free upgrade program myself, and have been very pleased with Windows 10’s overall design, and its various tools to help organize schedules and system tasks. Plus, Cortana can be pretty funny when she wants to be.
If you’re interested in upgrading to Windows 10, you can find more information about how to do it from Microsoft. Otherwise, be sure to keep a tab open to GeekNation for more news from a wide variety of topics!
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