Windows 10 Release Date
In a phone conference call regarding Microsoft's Q1 2015 financial results recently, Harlan Sur of J.P. Morgan asked the AMD CEO Lisa Su for further clarification on the decline of two of the segments: "computing/graphics" and "enterprise embedded/semi-custom".
Lisa Su responded with 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".
The above response does not specify whether Lisa was referring to Windows 10's Release to Manufacturers (RTM) or consumer availability, though this writer is hoping the latter is the case.
All information that has been release about Windows 10 points to this upcoming Operating System being the best in the numbered versions of Windows.
With its multiple platform "Windows Apps" (previously known as "Universal Apps") that mean every device running Windows 10 will be able to run all apps developed for Windows 10 without different changes (which is currently required). This is a step in the right direction for global availability and functionality for applications.
Its Digital Personal Assistant "Cortana", who can read written and voiced requests (from what we have been shown) for easy searching, appointments, reminders, navigating your PC, and much more.
And the best announcement for me (as a web designer) that Windows 10 will be relegating Internet Explorer to legacy status, and implementing a new browser, codenamed "Project Spartan" that has access to Microsoft's latest rendering engine "EdgeHTML". With this move forward, web applications and websites that are developed using new techniques from the exciting advancements of HTML5 and CSS3 should now run as intended, without requiring highly specific workarounds and downgrades for Internet Explorer and its older variants.
All of the above could be in your hands come the end of July, I hope you are as excited as I am.