Windows 10 is coming sooner than expected, and without Internet Explorer. With new features the fact that the upgrade will be free for existing Windows users is very good news indeed. At its WinHEC conference in Shenzhen, China, Microsoft has also said the Windows 10 upgrade could ship this summer. Here’s everything you need to know about the Windows 10 UK release date, price and new features. See also: Microsoft’s January 21 Windows 10 event live stream and live blog.
Windows 8 has not been a universal success. In many ways a necessary step not well executed, Windows 8’s attempt to stitch together desktop and mobile has been way too radical to encourage new users. And as the longer life of existing PCs and laptops combines with the growth of smartphones and tablets to continually slow PC sales, Window 8 has come to be seen as a dud. See also: Windows 10 review and Windows 10 for phones preview.
This means two things: a new and improved Windows in the fastest possible time and – oddly – a jump in numerals to Window 10.