Microsoft announced today that the new iteration of Windows, skipping the 9 to be numbered Windows 10, will be released worldwide on July 29th.
Those who already have Windows 7 and Windows 8 will be able to upgrade for free with a quite painless process, retaining all their data and without the need to format their hard disk (I did it myself with the technical preview, and it works quite well).
Among the new features is a rather spiffy Xbox app that will allow Windows 10 PCs to interact with the Xbox One and stream games from the console, and will bring useful features like Xbox Live messaging and Game DVR to PC. Of course the new operating system will also bring DirectX 12, promising better performance and graphics on the games designed for it.
Personally, I’m quite excited, especially because Windows 8 isn’t my favorite, and Windows 10 fits my taste a lot better. You can check out a couple of videos highlighting the new features below.