Microsoft has made an announcement that Windows 10 will be available this summer. The odd part – it’s going to be available to upgrade from both genuine and non-genuine operating systems. Meaning, if you have a non-genuine or pirated copy of Windows 7 or 8.1, you are still eligible to upgrade to Windows 10. This is a change for Microsoft, which usually have a very strict stance on piracy which led to the online activation scheme in the first place (one of my biggest complaints about the OS, as it’s not too reliable at times).
The new changes show that Microsoft is willing to do a lot to get Windows 10 onto as many devices as it possible can. That, and maybe the OS itself isn’t going to be the main revenue generator for the company anymore.
At the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit on Wednesday, Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Windows, Microsoft Corp., announced that Windows 10 will launch in 190 countries and 111 languages around the world this summer.