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Microsoft has finally revealed that Windows 10 will officially launch on July 29th, 2015, confirming a previous statement from AMD CEO Lisa Su that suggested the operating system will launch in late July.
The release date Microsoft is targeting leaves the development team just under two months to finalize the operating system. In its current state, as seen in the Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10030, the OS is still reasonably buggy, and some minor features Microsoft are hoping to include in the final version are yet to appear. Clearly the team still has a lot of work ahead of them to get the OS in a state that's ready for the public.
The good news is that many of the applications included with Windows 10 are universal applications, meaning they can be updated through the Windows Store at a later date. Microsoft plans on shipping new Windows 10 features through universal app updates after the OS is officially launched, allowing the team to solely work on fixing issues with the current set of features.
The launch of Windows 10 on July 29th also coincides with the launch of a number of new Windows products from a range of manufacturers. Lenovo's first Windows 10 tablet will go on sale in August, while a range of other products that have been recently announced will go on sale in early Q3.