Microsoft has been pretty happy with letting everyone play with the Windows 10 Technical Preview in an effort to sift out any bugs and problems for the upcoming operating system. Up until now, though, we haven’t heard any official word about when the Windows 10 release date will actually be. And while Microsoft is still staying mum on the subject, the launch window has now been revealed by a significant source.
During a quarterly earnings conference call, AMD CEO Lisa Su stated that “with the Windows 10 launch at the end of July, we are watching soft of the impact of that on the back-to-school season.” The part about going back to school isn’t all that important in this context, but Su has effectively leaked the Windows 10 release date. This comes from the head honcho of AMD, so you have to figure the information is pretty reliable.
Of course, plans and circumstances can change. If everything continues according to plan, though we can expect to get Windows 10 in just three short months. And remember, if you’re rocking Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you can get Windows 10 as a free upgrade for the first year, even if your copy is pirated. Apparently, the free upgrade will be delivered through Windows Update.
Returning to the “back to school” part of Su’s statement, it also makes sense that Windows 10 would hit a wide release at the end of July. This way, retailers have a better opportunity at selling laptops, tablets, convertibles and desktops to students, using the new features and functions of Windows 10 as a selling point.