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Windows 10 coming to 190 countries, 111 languages

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Windows 10 coming to 190 countries, 111 languages

I wonder if we will be able to buy the English direct download version with a Japanese IP address and credit card. I hope it's not: 'We're sorry, this version of Windows is not available in your area'.

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I'm really sick of new Window operating system of every two/three year upgrade.

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I read yesterday that, the Windows 10 update will be free, even if your Windows 8 is a pirate copy. They must be desperate to get it out there. Let's hope it's more stable than Windows 8.

I use Windows 7 because I have to, but I use OSX because I want to. As far as I'm concerned, Windows peaked with XP.

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The sensible will wait for Windows 10.1 now that Microsoft seems to have reintroduced the decimal point in version numbers.

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M3M3M3, you might have to wait until your next trip to your home country. As for Windows 10 wait ... Am sure it will be full of bugs.

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I'm really sick of new Window operating system of every two/three year upgrade.

My pet peeve is when things are not backward compatible. M$ apparently don't care about existing users. This is why so many IT departments dread installing new versions.

As far as I'm concerned, Windows peaked with XP.

I don't mind 7 but the 8 interface was a disaster.

As for Windows 10 wait ... Am sure it will be full of bugs.

Like saying the Sun will rise in the East tomorrow and the day after.

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I wonder if we will be able to buy the English direct download version with a Japanese IP address and credit card. I ??hope it's not: 'We're sorry, this version of Windows is not available in your area'.

Windows 10 will be a FREE upgrade to existing Windows users (using both legitimate and illegal copies).

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The best thing about Windows 10 is that on desktop computers and "conventional" laptops that lack touchscreen abilities, Windows automatically defaults to the Desktop user interface, not the somewhat weird Modern tiled element interface that frustrated Windows 8 and 8.1 users to no end. As such, the means far more acceptance for corporate and government agency users, and we could see a huge spike in sales of new machines pre-loaded with Windows 10.

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Yeah I also hate not being able to download English versions of software from Japan so bloody stupid!

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Invest $7 for a VPN for a month, and 'pretend' you are in an English speaking country when you make your purchase.

Or get a Mac that are multilingual by default with no extra cost or worries.

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I'm really sick of new Window operating system of every two/three year upgrade.

It has always been 3 years for Windows and 1-2 years for OSX.

(Win95, Win98, WinXP 2001, Vista 2006, Win7 2009, Win8 2012, Win10 2015)

(OSX Tiger 2004, Leopard 2006, Snow Leopard 2008, Lion 2010, Mountain Lion 2012, Mavericks 2013, Yosemite 2014)

The only anomaly was WinXP just because the next Windows version kept getting delayed.

Anyways, one doesn't have to upgrade. Windows support extend 11 years.

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(OSX Tiger 2004, Leopard 2006, Snow Leopard 2008, Lion 2010, Mountain Lion 2012, Mavericks 2013, Yosemite 2014)

Your dates are a little off: OSX Tiger 2005, Leopard 2007, Snow Leopard 2009, Lion 2011, Mountain Lion 2012, Mavericks 2013, Yosemite 2014)

OSX has been pretty consistent with a release every year for the past four. The nice thing is, the update to Mavericks and Yosemite were both free.

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I wonder if we will be able to buy the English direct download version with a Japanese IP address and credit card. I hope it's not: 'We're sorry, this version of Windows is not available in your area'.

No need, 8.1 is multilingual, one can assume 10 will be also. MS finally saw the light...... years too late of course

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I thought you can get windows 10 now in the US. From what I heard, MS is going to that idiotic database model, Oracle subscription model. So they will give you the upgrade for free, you pay later. BTW, windows 7 service pack 1 support ended January 13th. I have windows 8.1 but haven't done much with it, probably since at work, we still use 7. I prefer linux anyway. But then I like a secure PC.

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I prefer Linux, and typing this from it, but also using 8.1 on one pc. It is very stable and fast, with months between reboots. Microsoft finally had done it, about one decade too late...I'll upgrade to 10, if it's free, can't see the point of paying for it. I can install Linux on the same pc in less than one hour, and use it forever, until the hardware craps...

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