But one of the Microsoft’s partner, AMD, has revealed that Windows 10 is set to launch to general public at the end of July 2015. AMD is one of the only two semiconductor companies that develops and supplies x86 based CPU that powered PC, which Windows 10 runs on. AMD, like many other hardware manufacturers and OEMs, is pinning its hope on Windows 10 reinvigorate demand for computer hardware.
During the conference call on AMD 2015 first quarter results, AMD’s CEO, Lisa Su, said the following:
What we also are factoring in is, with the Windows 10 launch at the end of July, we are watching the impact of that on the back-to-school season, and expect that it might have a bit of a delay to the normal back-to-school season inventory buildup.
Microsoft usually works with partners and OEMs very closely and delivers RTM builds to them much earlier in order for them to develop and manufacture hardware and devices such as desktops, laptops and tablets which would be available coincidentally with the launch of new Windows versions. As such, revelation by AMD’s Lisa Su that Windows 10 will launch in end July does carry some weight.
As such, we can expect Windows 10 to RTM (released to manufacturing) by end June or early July. If there is a leak of ISO images, then many will be able to get their hand on Windows 10 earlier. Windows 10 will be available for free download for everyone with Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Do check if your system meets the system requirements of Windows 10, and the possible Windows 10 upgrade paths.
Windows 10 packs lots of new features and enhancements. If you can’t wait to try Windows 10, the Windows Insider is now providing Windows 10 Build 10041 ISO image for free download as technical preview.