In January, we learned Microsoft would offer free Windows 10 upgrades to those running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 for one year. Today, at its Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) event in Shenzen, the company revealed that this deal will be available to pirates worldwide.
Microsoft announced a major change to its browser strategy: only Project Spartan, the company’s new browser shipping on all Windows 10 devices (smartphones, tablets, PCs, and so on), will feature the company’s new rendering engine. Internet Explorer will still ship with Windows 10, but Microsoft says it “will remain fundamentally unchanged from Windows 8.1″ and will use the legacy engine exclusively.
A lot of news is coming out of Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) event in Shenzen today. Following details of Windows 10’s worldwide launch this summer, the upgrade paths and hardware requirements for the company’s latest and greatest operating system have been revealed in two sets of PowerPoint slides.