The world’s largest software makers announced the Windows 10 release date despite the developers’ clamor. With the goal of replacing the not-entirely successful Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, an optimized operating system for PCs, tablets, and phones was revealed to be one of the next features in the Windows 10 release.

Microsoft was unable to keep the news from the public. In the recent build developer conference, Microsoft had revealed the pricing and release date for the OEM copies of Windows 10 and Windows 10 Pro they are working on. For an eligible Windows 7 and 8.1 users, Windows 10 will be free for one year. After that period, not including the standalone copies of the OS, the asking price starts at $119.

If you want to be one of the first few to upgrade to the Microsoft Windows update, then you should mark July 29 on your calendar. The latest OS will be available to pre-order in coming weeks when it launches in 190 different markets around the world.

The company’s goals with Windows 10 are both to repair the damage done by the poorly-accepted Windows 8 and convince consumers that upgrading is worth the time and effort. According to reports, the software is almost like a fusion of Windows 7 with additions of more modern design touches. The widely critiqued tiled interface of Windows 8 will no longer be present, but the interactive squares integral are to stay for social media accounts in the newest version.

How to download? Microsoft has already started the upgrade process for the current Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. If your machine is up to date today, you will soon see a small icon of the Windows logo on your taskbar next to the internet status icon. Clicking on it will open a new window that had laid out the upgrade process detail. This will allow you to “reserve” your free Windows 10 download by just sending your email address to them. Apparently on or in advance the announced launch date, Microsoft will download the OS to your device and you will be able to receive a notification when it’s ready to install.

Upon reading this leaked information about Windows 10, what do you think will be the future of this software? Will it follow the same path of Windows 8? Or will it become the most ubiquitous piece of software?