Windows 10 arrives today in 190 countries


— 7:57 AM on July 29, 2015

Have you heard? Windows 10 is out today, and if you have a PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8, it's a free upgrade for the next year

Many websites have published their Windows 10 reviews, but Peter Bright's at Ars Technica deserves special recognition for its depth. Bright says Windows 10 is the best version yet–or at least it will be, once Microsoft squashes the bugs. In particular, he's happy to see Redmond acknowledge that most users need the desktop, though he thinks the new Start menu still needs work. You should read the full review. 

Other reviews around the internet universally praise Windows 10's improvements. Paul Thurrott recommends the operating system to all users. Engadget calls Windows 10 "the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8" and says that Cortana and Edge alone are worth the upgrade. TechRadar appreciates the new Start Menu and search features, but says Microsoft is "too bullish about the success of  Windows 10's Universal Apps." Wired loves Cortana, and calls Microsoft's virtual assistant "the most useful way by far to navigate Windows." The magazine thinks Cortana's voice recognition still needs some work, though.

If your PC isn't qualified for a free upgrade, or if you're building a new PC from our new System Guide, Windows 10 is available for purchase today, too. Newegg has Windows 10 Home for $119 and Windows 10 Pro for $199

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