Even Pirated Copies will be Able to Avail Windows 10 Upgrade This Summer

Posted Mar 18, 2015
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Announced today on the Windows Blog, Microsoft’s newest addition to the line of it Operating Systems will be making its way onto PCs this summer i.e. in a couple of more or a bit more. Windows 10 will be making its way onto PCs in 190 different countries catering to over 111 different languages and will be, as reported earlier, a free upgrade to anyone who has a capable PC and will be available for upgrade directly to the users of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1.

Windows 10 will launch with the Xbox App and the DirectX 12, both of which promise major upgrade in their respective fields. Where DirectX 12 will look at the hardware improvement in performance affecting all aspects of the PCs, the Xbox App promises to step up the gaming scenario with new available options. With DirectX 12 increasing the utilization of the PCs resources and the introduction of many new and potentially blockbuster Apps, Windows 10 is certainly a surprise for the summer.

Windows 10 Upgrade Offer also Applies to Pirated Copies

Latest discovery on Windows 10 also includes news about the free upgrade being provided to the users of Windows 7/8 where the Microsoft executive Terry Myerson reveals the following in a new interview with Reuters:

“We are upgrading all qualified PCs, genuine and non-genuine, to Windows 10,” he said in a telephone interview with Reuters. The plan is to “re-engage” with the hundreds of millions of users of Windows in China, he said, without elaboration.

Basically by users in China, he meant the part of the public using pirated copies of the Microsoft’s OS, as China is a huge market for pirated and counterfeit products. Myerson also said that Microsoft was working with Lenovo Group Ltd, the world’s biggest PC maker, to help roll out Windows 10 in China to current Windows OS users.

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Microsoft is trying to tap into China’s pirate based market where it has made several deals with local manufacturers e.g. it is also working with Qihoo 360 Technology Co and Tencent Holdings Ltd, China’s biggest social networking company, where it has teamed up to make an App for smartphones and PCs for the popular QQ gaming and messaging service. And opening the gateway to 800 million more users through QQ. Also, Lenovo will be churning out Windows phones which will be available throughout China later this year.

Microsoft is also working with Xiaomi Technologies to give their users a test product of their Windows 10 smartphones and looks like Microsoft is letting no opportunity go unexplored and Windows platform across all devices is definitely on the rise after these huge improvements. Do share your views with us in the comments section.

Article Source – Reuters

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