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1 million people are helping Microsoft test Windows 10

Microsoft officially announced its next operating system, Windows 10, a couple of weeks ago and promptly released the technical preview, allowing the public to help Microsoft test its OS before release next year. The company has now revealed that it has managed to attract 1 million people with its technical preview through the Windows Insider Program.

Microsoft’s Chief of Windows, Joe Belfiore, has said “That equates to a lot of people using the Windows 10 Technical Preview and sending us feedback”, obviously. The software maker has received more than 200,000 bits of early feedback since launch, with top requests including options to remove the new search and task view buttons as well as requests for a start menu animation or transition.


According to the Windows Chief, 64 per cent of all Windows 10 technical preview installs are on actual PCs rather than virtual machines, which makes Microsoft “confident that a lot of the feedback is based on ‘medium-term’ use and not just a few minutes of experimentation.”

68 per cent of all Windows 10 users are launching more than seven apps per day and 25 per cent of all users are launching more than 26 apps per day, this makes it clear that users are actively using the OS on machines rather than just experimenting for an hour or so.

Microsoft has yet to announce pricing or a release date for Windows 10 but more is expected to be revealed at the annual developers conference at the end of April next year, which is around the same time the technical preview expires.

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KitGuru Says: We know a few of you guys have gone ahead and installed the Windows 10 technical preview, how are you finding it so far? Do any of you guys plan to try it out soon?

Source: Windows Blog

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