Microsoft has announced Windows 10's release-date

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Microsoft has revealed the release of Windows 10, announcing that the upcoming OS will be made available on July 29.

Windows 10 will come as a free upgrade to Windows 7 or 8.1, with a new taskbar app to be added prompting owners to "reserve" their upgrade ahead of time. Here's a quick rundown of what the OS is going to offer.

Windows 10 - Logo

Windows 10 will see Cortana landing on PC, and will be implemented in a large number of applications. Replacing Internet Explorer will be Microsoft Edge, a new browser that will feature an added commeting layer, via typing or inking - or sharing comments, and a reading view for faster reading. As you might expect, Edge will be one of the apps to feature Cortana.

Alongside Office and the slew of applications planned to be released alongside the OS, PC users will also look at Xbox Live and Xbox App integration. Windows 10 will also allow you to play games from Xbox One on PC, or Windows 10 tablets. DirectX 12 is also scheduled to be launched win Windows 10, and this one will be exclusive to the OS.

Below, you will find a really cheery trailer detailing what Windows 10 will have to offer.

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