Windows 10 - When?

Can anyone tell me when windows 10 will be available on a new computer in New Zealand. I am looking to replace my current computer which is running Vista but it seems sensible to wait until I can buy with windows 10 doesn't it?

geek_g14us, Apr 28, 1:03 am

Not especially

Anyway late July is the word, but I wouldn't expect it to be particularly usable at launch anyway

geek_vtecintegra, Apr 28, 1:08 am

It doesn't matter, because I believe Mircosoft said that owners of windows 7 and 8 will get a free upgrade to 10 for the first year, and a new PC will come with windows 8. What free for the 1st year actually means is debatable, although apparently it means that it is free if you upgrade within the first tear of windows 10 release. Windows 10 is still in beta and buggy and they still haven't worked out a number of thing, as I am using it's latest beta, so I don't think it will be out until later in the year.

geek_mattnzw, Apr 28, 1:09 am

What do you mean by usable? It is essentially just windows 8 with a start menu new icons, and less of the old control panel. Even the beta is relatively usable, as I use it on my everyday pc.

geek_mattnzw, Apr 28, 1:11 am

The current release is most certainly not beta quality - indeed it isn't even labelled an alpha, just a 'preview'

The UI is very, very far from being finished and there are still huge performance and stability issues (which you are lucky not to have run into) - I don't think it stands a chance of being release quality by launch time.

geek_vtecintegra, Apr 28, 1:17 am

Oh OK, thanks for the replies even though the overall picture presented is not encouraging. So you think I might as well go ahead now and buy with Windows 8.1?

geek_g14us, Apr 28, 1:41 am

When does rwc 2015 kick off?

geek_hakatere1, Apr 28, 1:02 pm

2015 Rugby World Cup. The 2015 Rugby World Cup is scheduled to be the eighth Rugby World Cup, the quadrennial rugby union world championship. The tournament will be hosted by England [nb 1] from 18 September to 31 October 2015. Twickenham Stadium in London will host the final. (wikipedia)

geek_asmawa1, Jan 3, 9:17 pm