Windows 10 Launch Met With “Unprecedented Demand”

(image via windows.com)

(image via windows.com)

The launch of Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 10, has been met with what the company calls “unprecedented demand”. Microsoft says that within the first 24 hours of its global launch yesterday, the OS was downloaded on over 14 million devices worldwide.

Many more have the OS on ‘reserve’; the OS is being rolled out in stages and as such many who have ordered it are essentially on a waiting list for their downloads. It has been offered to Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 users as a free upgrade, which has likely contributed somewhat to fueling the demand.

Of course, there are many other reasons for users to get excited about the operating system. For example, it comes with personal assistant AI system Cortana built in, and also features a new browser called Microsoft Edge. It’s also compatible on any range of devices, from PCs to smartphones – all running on the same software, providing continuity to users.

Windows 10 also places a strong emphasis on security, particularly with its new biometric security platform, Windows Hello, which enables multimodal biometric authentication for users and adheres to FIDO Alliance standards. With Windows 10 delivering biometric security to so many users right off the bat, it could end up driving mainstream adoption of the technology in a similar way to how the iPhone succeeded with its Touch ID system.

Source: The Telegraph