For months, Microsoft has been testing its next-gen operating system with the help of millions of 'Windows Insiders' around the world. This week, though, Windows 10 finally reached the end of its pre-release development stage, as Microsoft signed off on the code that will be sent to its hardware partners for their first devices running the new OS.
With the passing of this milestone, Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 build 10240 yesterday, and while the company stopped short of using the 'RTM' (release to manufacturing) terminology in its announcement, all signs point to this being the version that will come pre-installed on PCs around the world:
- It's the first Windows 10 build released by Microsoft to drop the 'preview' nomenclature
- The desktop watermark has been removed
- The build has been pushed to both the Fast and Slow rings simultaneously, for the first time since the two tiers were introduced
The arrival of this latest build is a significant step for the OS - but is it good enough to roll out to millions of users around the world? We're keen to hear what you think about it so far.
How did your upgrade to build 10240 go? Have you encountered any significant issues since installing it? Are there any persistent bugs in 10240 that don't appear to have been resolved from earlier builds? Or is this new build every bit as good as should it be, ready to be released into the wild later this month?
Be sure to share your thoughts and have your say below!