NEW YORK, February 18. /Corr. Alexey Kachalin/. American Corporation Microsoft has secured the consent of the Pentagon in upgrading to the latest 10-th version of the Windows operating system in 4 million office computers, laptops and mobile devices Department. This was announced by Vice-President of the specialized group (Windows and Devices Group) Corporation Yusuf Mehdi.
“The U.S. Department of defense by the end of this year aims to complete the update to Windows 10 on laptops, base units and mobile devices. Given the scale and complexity of the structure of the defense Ministry, this step is unprecedented,” he said.
As reported by the newspaper The Wall Street Journal, talking about the largest contract for the installation of Windows 10. As of January it was installed on 200 million devices and in this respect ahead of all previous versions. Experts remind that Microsoft has long-standing Pentagon ties of partnership. However, in this case the Ministry of defense gave approval for the upgrade in just seven months after entering OS on sale. Usually agencies such wait to the last to verify the reliability of the OSes in use.
Version Windows 10 went on sale on July 29, 2015. It has become common for all platforms – from servers to mobile phones. Among the changes is the return button and the “start” menu in the version for personal computers. Users of most computers with Windows 7 and Windows 8 got a free “upgrade” to a new version, a new copy of the OS cost from 119 to 199 dollars. For the first 2.5 months of the new system was installed on over 110 million computers, the market share of operating systems by November 2015 $ 7,94%.