Windows 10 is now available as a free upgrade in 190 countries

Sean Cameron

Windows 10

Windows 10 Day is finally here, and across the world millions of Microsoft fans have begun their transitions from the the operating system of the past to that of the future. Indeed, 190 countries throughout the globe now have access to the free upgrade from Windows 7 and 8 to Windows 10, while others now have the opportunity to buy Windows 10 PCs and retail copies of the software.

Regarding the launch, Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Windows and Devices Group, at Microsoft stated,

“A new era of Windows starts today. From the beginning, Windows 10 has been unique — built with feedback from over 5 million fans, delivered as a service and offered as a free upgrade. Windows 10 delivers on our more personal computing vision, with a natural, mobile and trusted experience. Along with our partners, we’re excited to deliver the best Windows ever, which will empower people and organizations around the world to do great things.”

 The launch of Windows 10 has been met with jubilation by some. In 13 countries, the debut of the software was met by fan celebrations, detailed on an official blog post, as part of a new year-long initiative that is intended to celebrate those making a difference around the world. Known as the #UpgradeYourWorld campaign, users can campaign for non-profit organizations to receive a cash donation from Microsoft in order to help make a difference.

Windows 10

With a plan to reach more than 1 billion installs within the next three years, Microsoft has pulled out all the stops to ensure that Windows 10 succeeds. Aiming to solve the traditional problem of tending to legacy software for users, it is essential for Microsoft to first deal with the debris of its past before it can effectively move forwards.

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