Pirates Will Get Free Windows 10 & Other Huge Announcements about Windows 10

In a number of broadcasts, Microsoft has made a number of announcements about Windows 10, its new premier operating system.

Window 10 Release Date:

Microsoft revealed an estimated release date for its new operating system, You can expect it to launch this summer according to Terry Myerson, who runs Microsoft’s operating systems unit. This is earlier than the trend of autumn releases for Microsoft’s new operating systems. Microsoft also released further information about the OS’ release. The OS will launch in 190 countries in 111 languages starting with China.

Gesture Support:

With Windows 10, Microsoft is bringing new input gestures for touchpads and touchscreens. The new gestures will put the Microsoft OS on par with Apple’s OSX in terms of extensive gesture support.

Reduced OS Size:

Microsoft has also made another change in the OS interior as the new OS will take up less hard disk space compared to the previous iterations of Windows, The new OS is expected to reduce the Windows installation size by more than 6GBs. Previously, Microsoft also announced Microsoft Hello, Microsoft Passport and Cortana Personal Assistant as part of the new Windows 10.

Windows 10 Minimum Hardware Requirements:

Microsoft released the minimum hardware requirements for the OS too. The users will be glad to hear that the requirements have not increased than what they were for Windows Vista. The OS requires the same 1GHz or greater processor with at least 1GB (2GB for 64-bit) of RAM alongside a graphics adapter that supports DirectX 9+ with WDDM drivers.

Everyone Gets A Free Upgrade to Windows 10….Even Pirates!

Microsoft also mentioned the upgrade paths for the new OS. Anyone who wants to update must have Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1 S14 before they can upgrade to Windows 10. Windows RT has been left out and is no longer supported by Microsoft.

Microsoft also had great news for users with pirated version of these OSs. Microsoft will upgrade all Windows 7 and 8.1 users to Windows 10 free-of-cost throughout the first year and regardless of whether they have a genuine Windows or not. Microsoft is attempting to fight the piracy in Asian markets especially in China where two-thirds of the OS market is made of pirated versions.

New OS for Internet of Things:

Microsoft also announced a new version of the OS for the IoT (Internet of Things). It comes free with a Windows 10 license and can be used for ATMs, ultrasonic machines, gateways and more.

Windows 10 ROM for Android Devices:

In another exciting revelation, Microsoft is found testing a ROM to convert Android phones to Windows OS. Through this move, Microsoft wants to encourage Android users to switch to Windows 10 as their daily driver. A first step in the direction is its partnership with Xiaomi where Xiaomi Mi 4 will be shipped with Windows 10 for a limited duration.

With an expected release this summer, we are not far from relishing the new Windows 10 without having to pay anything.

He is the Editor-in-Chief at ProPakistani. Reach out at aadil.s[at]propakistani.pk

  • Good news for pirates. So what will be difference between legal and pirate owner of Windows 8?? I upgraded to Windows 8 from Windows 7 in $40 in 2012

    • So what will be Difference between legal and pirate owner of windows??
      Bro Mohsan Hassan difference is here
      1.if you were running a pirated copy of Windows, you’ll still be running a pirated copy even after upgrading to Windows 10

      2.free-of-cost throughout the first year only.

      you see tow big difference between Pirate and Legal

    • tum b kamly ho shahzaady. tumhen kya zarorat thi $40 bharny ki. Lagta hai tumhaary pas paisy zyada thy. haram ki kamaee to aisy e jaati hai. Yehi paisy kisi ghareeb/muflis/yateem ko de dety to acha tha.

      • Tum toll plaza per tax dyty ho? haram ki kamai hai tumharo beee???

        if someone afford legal license of windows then whats wrong in this? you should take your words back

  • Please make a correction, Microsoft has only offered free upgrade to users of Pirated Software in China. No other country is part of this offer at the moment, so not all Pirated copies are going to get a free upgrade, only users in China.

  • Great News for the Pakistan users where majority of people use pirated Windows. Now, they will able to taste original windows.

  • I have pirated copies of Windows 7 and 8, good news for everyone!!! Currently using Linux Mint 17.1.

  • I have windows 7 genuine, windows 8 genuine, windows 8.1 genuine, visual studio 2013 genuine, office 2013 genuine — all with 0 cost!

    I am already enjoying windows 10 genuine in my home PC.

    So, whats the deal? :-)

    • M$ should realize that different markets dictates different prices. Microsoft should implement price discrimination in Asian countries or where piracy is rampant and charge less for their products to sell well… or not sell at all…

      • They “should” realize? What, do you think they are idiots who have done zero market research for decades?

        Think again, they have their reasons, you have not yet stumbled upon them.

        • oh come on , hot-head… think again!
          isnt microsoft making billions per year ALREADY?!
          if they were to release windows here at a cheapstake price , at LEAST ppl WONT pirate it!

          say 1500 max ?

          • People pirate apps and games that cost under $2. That is Rs 205 right now.

            If Windows cost $30 instead of $130 that fewer people would pirate it but I am skeptical that the number will be low enough for Microsoft to recoup their investment. After all, writing code that handles backward compatibility with software all the way from Windows 95 code (or earlier) means spending lots and lots of money on developers and QA.

            • my idea was…
              they;re ALREADY earning a shatload of money.
              if they want to kill piracy , offer the product for ridiculous prices , which atleast avoid blatant piracy

              • So in other words if they have not thought of this approach they are idiots.
                And if they have thought of this approach and still don’t, then they must have reasons for not doing it your way.

                Your task is to figure out why they have not done it this way. You only see advantages for Microsoft if they sell for cheaper, but you cannot answer question of why Microsoft does not do it then.

                • well , they must have an ulterior motive for that!
                  they have a given advantage and if they’re not using that , im sure it goes against their deep , vested interests in some way….

                  watever , Pakistan is already a boring , downtrodden country. Other countries have more opportunities than any paki will ever have in their deprived , squished down life. If there way ever any heaven in the contemporary world , it would NEVER EVER , in a GAZILLION years , exist in pak.
                  nuff’ said.

  • I am not a pirate. Using genuine windows 8.1 and avast internet security registered under my name. But i used to be a pirate.

    • Or better yet contribute to Linux which is opensource and free for life. Few years back it was difficult to adapt to Linux as your desktop but it has changed a lot specialy with canonical’s Ubuntu OS. If you are using Andriod you are already a Linux user why not swtich to Linux on your desktop as well.

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