Windows 10 launched in South Africa as a free upgrade

Microsoft’s Windows 10 has been launched in South Africa as a free upgrade or with new PCs and tablets.

July 29, 2015
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Microsoft’s Windows 10 has been launched in South Africa as a free upgrade or with new PCs and tablets.

Windows 10 includes innovations such as Cortana,2 an Xbox app and Microsoft Edge for a familiar, yet more personal and productive, experience.

The most secure Windows ever, Windows 10 is delivered as a service and kept automatically up-to-date with innovations and security updates.

Windows 10 offers one experience that will become available on the broadest range of devices, including PCs, tablets, phones, Raspberry Pi, Xbox One, HoloLens and more — with more than 2,000 devices or configurations already in testing.

The new Windows Store and Windows Software Development Kit also become available Wednesday, opening the door to new and innovative app experiences on Windows 10.

People around the world will celebrate the launch of Windows 10 Wednesday at fan celebrations in 13 countries.

Microsoft SA, in partnership with Dell, HP and Intel, will be hosting the local celebratory fan event to launch the new Windows 10 operating system to the South African market.

The event will take place at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg, and will embody a playground of activity – a space where South Africa’s people congregate to work, network, socialise and be entertained, a true thoroughfare and melting pot of culture and diversity.

The fan event, also aims to launch the new year-long initiative to celebrate people and organisations making a difference around the world

“A new era of Windows starts today. From the beginning, Windows 10 has been unique — built with feedback from over 5 million fans, delivered as a service and offered as a free upgrade,” said Terry Myerson, executive vice president, Windows and Devices Group, at Microsoft.

“Windows 10 delivers on our more personal computing vision, with a natural, mobile and trusted experience. Along with our partners, we’re excited to deliver the best Windows ever, which will empower people and organisations around the world to do great things.”