Windows 10 is set to follow the example set during the launch of Windows 8, with Microsoft South Africa expecting the OS to launch locally at the same time as in the United States.
“Our understanding is that it will be a global launch,” the company said during a recent press briefing.
Microsoft also announced that Windows 10 will be available as a free upgrade to Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows Phone 8.1 users for the first year after it launches.
Once a device is upgraded, Microsoft said it will keep it current for the “supported lifetime for the device”.
Windows 10 is currently in preview via the Windows Insider Program, and is scheduled to launch during “fall 2015” (September – December 2015).