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Microsoft to release Windows 10 OS ‘this summer’

Terry Myerson said the OS would launch in 190 countries and 111 languages around the world

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Microsoft announced on Wednesday it would be launching its latest Windows operating system, Windows 10, “this summer.”

The announcement was made by Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Windows, Microsoft Corp., at the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit in Shenzhen, China.

Myerson said the OS would launch in 190 countries and 111 languages around the world.

Myerson also said a series of strategic partnerships and initiatives would also enable “hundreds of millions of Windows customers in China to upgrade to Windows 10.”

The move is an unprecedented attempt by Microsoft to get legitimate versions of its software onto machines of the hundreds of millions of Windows users in China. Recent studies show that three-quarters of all PC software is not properly licensed there.

Microsoft said in January it would offer free upgrades to Windows 10 for users of Windows 7 or later in an attempt to hold onto users and make up for lost revenue by selling services such as Office over the Internet.

(With Reuters)