Microsoft released Windows 10 to the world on Wednesday, giving the world an opportunity to update to its newest operating system for free.
Microsoft Corp launched its much-awaited Windows 10 operating system at midnight on Wednesday.
Windows 10, which comes almost three years after the launch of the company’s last operating system, will be available in 190 countries as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1.
The new operating system is designed to work across laptops, desktop and smartphones and is part of Chief Executive Satya Nadella’s push toward breaking Apple Inc and Google Inc’s stranglehold in the mobile arena.
Windows 10, the latest version of Microsoft’s 29-year-old operating system, launched worldwide on Wednesday. Following a hostile reception to Windows 8 in 2012, which was only placated in small part by the Windows 8.1 update in 2013, Microsoft is hoping that Windows 10 can help it regain favour among its 1.5 billion daily users.