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Windows 10 free upgrade offered in 190 markets

/ 12:10 AM July 30, 2015

Microsoft Corp. is making available to all Windows users in 190 countries, including the Philippines, a free upgrade to its latest operating system, the Windows 10.

The company started rolling out Windows 10 yesterday in 190 countries and 111 languages.

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“Windows 10 is designed to empower people to achieve great things. It builds on our vision of offering our consumers a more personal and natural computing experience that offers unmatched mobility and a tailored experience across devices,” said Mae Moreno, Windows lead for Microsoft Philippines.

“We believe that the new Windows can truly help our customers be productive in both their digital work and their digital life, and this represents our first step towards a whole new generation of Windows,” Moreno added.

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According to Moreno, Microsoft Philippines is highly optimistic that the rollout of the Windows 10 software will help boost its market share particularly in the tablet and phone space where it had lagged behind its competitors.

In terms of operating systems (OS) used in personal computers and laptops, however, Microsoft continued to dominate the market, having cornered a 95- percent share of the market in the Philippines.

To date, there are about 11 million users of the Windows operating system in the Philippines, split almost evenly among individual consumers and corporate customers. The bulk of these users are using Windows in their personal computers and laptops.

The Windows 10 operating system is more personal and productive with voice, pen and gesture inputs to enable a more natural interaction with PCs. It offers many innovative experiences including the Microsoft Edge browser; l Microsoft Phone Companion app which enables iPhones, Android or Windows phones to work seamlessly with Windows 10 devices, and the all new Office Mobile apps.

For businesses, the Windows 10 can be the best platform for their operations as it could help companies protect their systems against modern cyber attacks.

Windows 10 includes a built-in enterprise grade security that enables customers to replace passwords with more secure options, protect corporate data and corporate identities, and run only the software they trust. Amy Remo

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