Thursday, July 16, 2015

Windows 10 in Retail Boxes

Windows 10 Boxes
It is almost here. Microsoft is now preparing to release Windows 10, a new PC operating system that will be available as a free download for a large number of current Windows users. However, the free Windows 10 upgrade offer is only good for those who downloaded the new OS within one year of the official 29th July launch date, and enterprise users will have to pay either way.

That means many Windows users out there will still have to buy licenses, and now they know what the retail box will look like.

German tech blog WinFuture obtained images of the retail packaging for Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Home, suggesting that buyers will find both disk and USB versions of Windows 10 in stores.

As seen in the BGR site, Microsoft appears to be going for a minimalistic retail box design that also reflects the fact that Windows 10 is bringing back the beloved Start button (at least for the disk versions). In terms of the color scheme, purple was chosen for the Pro builds while Windows 10 Home kits are blue.

In the future, Microsoft is expected to offer additional Windows updates as over-the-air downloads, The Verge notes. That means Windows retail boxes will probably disappear, in time, potentially making this the last version of Windows that will be sold in a retail box.

As for in-store availability, it is not yet clear when buyers will be able to purchase these Windows 10 install kits, but it is likely that the boxes will not be available in stores later in July when Windows 10 first launches.

No comments:

Post a Comment