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Windows 10 is officially out next month

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It’s no secret that Microsoft has been aiming for a late July release for Windows 10 – a date which AMD’s CEO managed to leak in April. The software giant has been eagerly pushing out preview builds one after the other, but failed to mention a confirmed date for the highly anticipated OS at the Build conference last month. Thankfully, that was put to rest today.

In a new trailer (yeah, trailers for an OS), Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 will be out on July 29th. In fact, you probably already knew that – considering most versions of Windows 8 and 7 are now prompting users to lock in their free orders for the upgrade well ahead of time.

Windows 10 is aiming to fix a lot of what many found irritating with Windows 8, starting with the inclusion of a proper, more traditional Start Menu. There’s also a brand new, powerful browser called Edge (previously Project Spartan), a new digital voice assistant named Cortana and still no sight of Halo ever coming to PC again. There’s also going to be a revamp of how apps work, and windowed applications so that you’re not caught having to swap through multiple desktop views.

The upgrade is even more important for gamers, as it will bring DirectX 12 support for all future titles that will utilise the API. Nvidia have already got their cards in with the 900-series, and AMD is expected to do the same this week. DirectX 12 is the future of PC Gaming, and you’re going to need Windows 10 to make use of it.

So thank goodness that the OS is looking mighty fine right now, and incredibly attractive at the low price of free for anyone on Windows 7 or 8. July 29th will be an interesting day indeed.

Last Updated: June 1, 2015

20 Comments

  1. Is it weird that I’m looking forward to a new OS? I think it’s weird.

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  2. Splooshypooh

    June 1, 2015 at 15:42

    Splooshed my pants at this bit bit of news πŸ™‚

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    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      June 1, 2015 at 15:57

      With all the open electronics on my desk at home, I would refrain from splooshing on anything, including my pants…

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      • Splooshypooh

        June 1, 2015 at 16:14

        Glad wrap works, also wearing a condom at ALL times of the day πŸ˜›

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  3. FoxOneZA

    June 1, 2015 at 15:48

    First you have to wait for that elusive notification in the system tray to secure the update @_@

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    • Splooshypooh

      June 1, 2015 at 16:11

      Switched on automatic updates right away πŸ™‚

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  4. Uberutang

    June 1, 2015 at 15:49

    DirectX 12 will be essentially supported on all Fermi and later Nvidia GPUs, on AMD’s GCN-based chips and on Intel’s Haswell and later processors’ graphics units.[47]

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  5. Tbone187

    June 1, 2015 at 15:58

    MS’s numbering system is a tad off…1st we get Xbox One when it’s not the 1st console and now they skip Windows 9 all together.Anyways, I wouldn’t be too quick to upgrade in any event.

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    • RinceTheElfRoot

      June 1, 2015 at 15:59

      They said it’s because of the coding lines, can’t use 9 as they already have it in there and would lead to loads of issues. Also, 180 πŸ˜›

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  6. Wraith

    June 1, 2015 at 16:00

    I just really hope they give us the option to do a fresh install. I don’t want all that extra bloat of having a prior OS on my SSD.

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  7. Spaffy

    June 1, 2015 at 16:11

    A certain someone is probably staying on Win 7…

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  8. SargonTheBatpandaOfTI5

    June 1, 2015 at 16:19

    I’m going to trust Microsoft and have locked in my free upgrade. I pray for the rest of you fools who have done the same. We’re going to need all the luck we can get.

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  9. HairyEwok

    June 1, 2015 at 16:27

    Windows be like…. Started from the PC now we here, started from the PC now my OS is running everywhere.

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  10. Pieter Smal

    June 1, 2015 at 16:35

    I will upgrade after September πŸ™‚

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  11. Tiaan Pat

    June 2, 2015 at 10:45

    Keen to check this out

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  12. Thats_how_I_Troll

    June 2, 2015 at 11:14

    Why no Windows 9? Because Windows 7 8 9… Ok &#(#, on a side note i need some… (Refresh)

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  13. Warren Meinking

    June 2, 2015 at 12:27

    As a whole, I am lukewarm to this update. Still loving my Win7 box. One thing that I do quite like in the new build, is the DX12. Will see how it goes.

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