Windows 10 is being launched on 29th July 2015 in 190 countries. Volume licensing customers will be able to download Windows 10 Enterprise and Education via the Volume Licensing Service Centre from the 1st of August.
Internet Explorer, the former default Windows browser is being retired and replaced by the new Microsoft Edge. In the feel and design of the browser, it is more similar to Google Chrome and Firefox than with its predecessor.
Cortana is Microsoft’s version of Apple Siri and first featured on the the Windows Phone 8.. It has now been incorporated into the desktop as a search function within the operating system and in the new Edge browser.
Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for all machines running a genuine version of Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 for the first year after launch.
Those with older versions of Windows, such as Vista will need to pay for the upgrade.
Microsoft has revealed that the retail price of the Home Edition will be around £100 but there is no information about the price of other versions.