Newegg Leaks Definitive Windows 10 Information

Every new launch is always plagued by leaks, but some are more trustworthy than others. Well-known e-tailer Newegg has released the pricing and launch date details for Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 operating system. Both Windows 10 Home and Professional will launch on August 31st, 2015 with pre-orders starting now. Pricing is set to be $109.99 for the Home version while Professional will cost $40 more at $149.99. These prices are in USD and it’s important to note that the Canadian version of Newegg does not yet have any listings for Windows 10.

While it’s been known that Windows 10 has been set for release later this year, the exact dates have never been confirmed. With a late Summer launch, Microsoft can count on devices reaching consumers in time for the holiday season later in the year; giving plenty of time for OEMs to start marketing Windows 10 before hand. On the other hand, it does mean that Microsoft will just miss the back to school season. Even with the holiday sales though, analysts expect PC sales to continue to fall in the short term before stabilizing in 2016.

If newegg’s information is correct, AMD ‘s previous report for DX12 and Windows 10 to launch in July appears to be unfounded. It maybe that Redmond is taking more time to polish the OS and prepare it for release, something that couldn’t be done in time for July. The July dates did make sense from a business standpoint, but it’s better for Microsoft to release something completed than rush something out.

As a final note, it’s important to remember that OEM licenses may not be reflective of retail box prices, online purchases or volume licensing. It’s unfortunate that the prices were not sub $100 as well. No doubt though, many users will be upgrading to Windows 10 for free. As the summer approaches more leaks are likely to happen so stay tuned!

Leaked Windows 10 Build Features Updated Icons

We all know that Windows 8.1 was not exactly the most acclaimed version of Windows, which is why Microsoft is working hard to make sure that Windows 10 does not receive the same reviews. Until the OS is released officially, users can test it out by installing Preview builds, which are updated regularly as Microsoft fixes bugs, modifies looks and implements new features. Even though we’re at build 10122 officially, the upcoming build 10125 has leaked online, and it shows that Windows 10 will feature an upgraded set of icons that go better with its overall flat design.

Apart from the new icons, the leaked build also comes with an upgraded version of the Edge browser. The upgrade fixes a bug that prevented the browser to display full-screen content correctly, and it also includes an updated setting page that now boasts two panes. Since we’re getting closer and closer to the official release of the OS, the leaked version probably includes all final Windows 10 features. Microsoft can now focus on fixing various bugs and other issues in order to make sure that the end product ends up as polished as possible.

You can compare the differences between the previous icon set and the new one below.

I think they did a pretty good job with the new set. What do you think?

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