A confidential document regarding Microsoft’s newly announced Windows 10 document has leaked onto the internet revealing more information about the upcoming preview and release date. Although most of the points outlined within the document were said at Microsoft’s unveiling event in San Francisco, there are a few things in there that they didn’t talk about.
The document goes over a number of questions in which partners would ask, such as when Windows 10 would RTM and launch. The document claims that the company is planning to get Windows 10 on shelves in the summer of 2015.
The document also claims that Microsoft is planning to make it so the “vast-majority” of PC’s and tablets purchased this coming holiday season will “work great” with Windows 10. “Work great” doesn’t necessarily go hand-in-hand with free upgrade, however it’s still too early to rule that out.
Within the document, Microsoft outlines the Windows 10 system requirements, which are identical to that of Windows 8:
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster
- RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB)
- Free hard disk space: 16 GB
- Graphics card: Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver
- A Microsoft account and Internet access
Furthermore, the document explains how the Windows Insider Program works. “Participants in the program will receive the latest pre-release builds once they’re available, and Microsoft will provide tools and information to help users provide feedback and shape the next version of Windows.”
Finally, the document reveals that the Windows 10 Technical Preview is set to hit at 9am PT, which is around 2 hours time as of posting this.
Stick around at WinBeta for more regarding Windows 10. We’ll have our hands-on preview of the new Windows 10 Technical Preview within the next few hours, along with links and more to the Windows Insider Program.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 10