Microsoft Corp. will release its new operating system on July 29th and has high hopes that it will give the company a major boost. The release comes ahead of the new school year, as Microsoft takes aim at the back-to-school PC market. Microsoft needs the new operating system to be a success to help remedy a struggling PC market and to help revive its presence in the mobile market.
In April, Microsoft said that it expects a billion people will be using the new Windows 10 operating system in its first two or three years in the market, which is extremely optimistic considering the decline that PC sales is currently in. It will be available as a free upgrade for devices that are currently using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, as well as new Windows 10 devices that will be available later this year.
The new operating system will add a new browser called Microsoft Edge, as it replaces Internet Explorer. This browser has lost market share to Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox in recent years, and Microsoft is looking to address this problem. It will also add a voice-controlled assistant to desktops and will have touch-enabled versions of Word and Excel built into mobile devices. The operating system should also please users because it will incorporate aspects of Windows 8 with the appearance of the more popular Windows 7..