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The company expects to take pre-orders for PCs equipped with Windows 10 on launch day, but shipments won't begin for a couple weeks.
The company will offer "mainstream" support for its upcoming OS until 2020 at the earliest, and extended support until at least 2025.
Microsoft has been mum about what Windows 10 brings to the performance table, but our early tests show surprising similarities.
If you want to use Hello to login to Windows 10 with your face, you'll need a special camera for that. Here's a list of Hello-friendly PCs you can buy right now.
The policy will keep users up to date on patches and features, but could also leave no recourse if an update breaks things.
Finally, you can buy a retail version of Windows on a USB stick instead of DVDs. Just be prepared to wait a few weeks before you get it.
This near-final Windows 10 takes the best of Windows 7 and 8 and also springs forward with Cortana, Hello, and a surprisingly rough Edge browser.
Surface RT tablets aren't getting Windows 10, but they will get a minor upgrade with some new feature in September.
Microsoft said PC makers would likely miss the party, but HP joins Dell in begging to differ. Both companies say they'll be ready with Windows 10 machines on July 29.
As Microsoft engineers burn the midnight oil, you'll see buffing, polishing...and Universal Office app pricing.
The Verge reports that Build 10240, due out today, will be the one Microsoft sends to PC vendors and presents for the official launch on July 29.
Microsoft's hard work has paid off since the preview period began in February. The company's new Office app in the Windows Store are ready for non-preview action.
Microsoft scrambled to cover a vulnerability unearthed in last weekend's Hacking Team breach.
Microsoft apparently hasn't yet shipped a final version of the operating system to its partners, but that doesn't seem to be fazing Michael Dell.
The OS will ship on July 29, but PC makers need time to test the software before selling PCs with it. Microsoft's cutting it too close for them to make the date.