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Microsoft is expecting a lot of success from Windows 10

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The Redmond-based tech giant is hoping to see 1 billion devices running Windows 10 within the next few years.

Microsoft's Build conference comes to a close on May 1st, but the company has already given a lot of information regarding its new operating system and its goals for Windows 10. The OS is supposed to fix a lot of the things many feel Windows 8 got wrong. One goal of the new operating system is to create a platform that is universal and nearly exactly the same no matter the device the user experiences Windows with.

Universality would be a serious aid for developers who want to create apps and service for Windows 10, as the idea behind using the same operating system for every device means that most of the tweaks will be to changes in screen size, and how to interact with the app or program. Continuum is Microsoft's attempt at seamless continuity, and they believe that it will help programs adapt to different screen sizes. Seeing as all devices will run the same operating system, Microsoft believes this will allow mobile phones and tablets to operate exactly like PCs. Microsoft has also set a lofty goal for itself by stating the new software will appear on over 1 billion devices within the next few years.

The release date for Windows 10 is expected to be this summer, and Microsoft wants to roll out its new software as soon as possible. AMD, a partner of Microsoft, stated that the OS will be releasing by the end of July, but Microsoft has not confirmed or denied this. In terms of pricing, it is known that those with Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 will be able to upgrade for free. Pricing for those buying a Windows 10 license has not yet been released.

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Joseph Lambert, 2015-05- 1 (Update: 2015-05- 1)