Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10 was first launched worldwide not too long ago on the 29th of July, and not too long after, Microsoft Malaysia also did their own local launch here in Malaysia to show that Malaysian consumers will not be left out when it comes to being able to upgrade to or purchase Windows 10.
Windows 10 combines features and functionality from both Windows 7 and 8.1, while introducing new ones such as Windows Hello, which allows you to use your face or fingerprint to log in to the system rather than having to use a password which can easily be forgotten.
Not only that, Microsoft has also redesigned its browser from the ground up, calling it Microsoft Edge, which replaces Internet Explorer. With this new browser, you can easily choose the way you read a website as it features a reader mode, and you can even annotate, edit and share webpage content to your social networks or via email easily.
“Since the global launch of Windows 10 on 29th of July, Microsoft has seen as many as 14 million people around the world upgrade to Windows 10 within the first 24 hours, with reviews and customer feedback overwhelmingly positive around the globe.” Said K. Raman, Managing Director, Microsoft Malaysia.
There are a number of methods to obtain the new Windows 10 operating system, chief of which is by way of a free upgrade from a legitimate copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8 by reserving a download slot that allows the PC to automatically download and upgrade to Windows 10.
If you’re not too familiar with how the upgrade process should go, Microsoft Malaysia has also set up a number of Tech Benches; a service where individuals canupgrade their Windows 7 and 8.1 devices at authorized retailers nationwide. Some of these retailers include All IT Hypermart Sdn Bhd, Harvey Norman, Hello Station Sdn Bhd and Thunder Match Technology Sdn Bhd.
Microsoft Malaysia will also be conducting Windows 10 roadshows, starting with the SNS Roadshow at Mid Valley Megamall on 10th to 16th of August, which will then be followed by a booth at the Malaysia IT Fair, which is also at Mid Valley from 28th to 31st of August.
If you’re a system builder and looking to build a Windows 10 PC from the ground up, you can also purchase the retail copies of the operating system in one of two versions: Windows 10 Home for home users, or Windows 10 Pro for office and professional users who need the extra features such as BitLocker, virtual machines and Active Directory.
Windows 10 Home version retails for RM629.99, while Windows 10 Pro goes for RM1,099.99 at authorized resellers nationwide right now.