Update : Microsoft has released Windows 10 instead of Windows 9.
Rumors have been spreading around saying that Microsoft is considering release of the upcoming O.S platform; WINDOWS 10 as a free download to certain existing Windows users. Some said that Windows 8 will get Windows 10 free of charge, while others claimed the company is also considering some sort of special offers for existing Windows XP users.
Microsoft is expected to introduce its Windows 10 operating system at an event in San Francisco tomorrow (Sept 30) and rumours have been flying about what we can expect from the successor to Windows 8.
A report from Indonesian online publication Detik said earlier this week that President of Microsoft Indonesia Andreas Diantoro has confirmed this particular Windows 10 feature. According to Diantoro, the Windows 10 upgrade will be available free of charge to all existing Windows 8 users once it’s released. Apparently, users will be able to easily install the Windows 10 update after downloading it from Microsoft. If any of these rumours prove solid, what’s unclear is what happens to users of other Windows OS’s like Vista and Windows 7.For what it’s worth, some of the recent Windows 10 leaks did say that Microsoft already has a tool in place that will allow users to easily perform software updates.
Recent leaks, including many videos, have revealed some of the major features coming to Windows 10, including the return of the Start menu, the Cortana voice-based search assistant that’s currently available only on Windows Phone, the Notification Center, support for multiple desktops, and several other UI enhancements.
It’s not clear whether other Windows users who are on older versions of the OS will get any other special offers, and actual prices for Windows 10 have yet to be revealed. Microsoft is reportedly interested in moving many people from the older, and no longer supported, Windows XP and offering Windows 10 as a free download might be a great incentive for some.