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Microsoft opens a new Windows to the worldMicrosoft has just released the next version of the world's most used operating system, Windows 10. CNET's Lexy Savvides reports on what's new, how the Microsoft hopes to keep your computer secure and what happens to those who are still on Windows XP.
[MUSIC] Microsoft has opened a new Windows to the world. It's going to introduce a number of productivity tools to help them get tasks complete and it's the most secure version of Windows we've. We've ever produced. With the new Windows 10, Microsoft hopes to put it on a billion devices by enticing people with new features. It's going to introduce a number of innovations. Things like X-box, Cortona, an entirely new browser with Microsoft Edge. Cortona is set to take on Siri. The personal voice assistant can find information or set reminders, and she even has a sense of humor. Who is your daddy? Technically speaking, that would be Bill Gates. No big deal. Windows 10 can support [INAUDIBLE] biometrical authentication if your device allows it. You can use iris recognition, fingerprint recognition, or even facial recognition, so your face is the password. Windows 10 also adapts for different screens and machines. And that lets users have great features like Continuum, where their devices can convert. Your phone can give you the power of a full PC because of universal Windows apps. Windows 10 is available as a free update to users running Windows 7 and 8 But the upgrade process could be more cumbersome and costly for the millions who still use older versions of Windows like XP, including the Navy and some banks. That process will take a number of years, quite honestly. One of the things that we've been working very closely with Microsoft on is updating the ATM network. Actually, we've been spending a lot of effort over the last year and a half or more Help our corporate customers who are on XP move forward as the structure support for XP has come to an end. If you are running Windows XP on your home computer, Microsoft no longer provides security updates making you vulnerable to Online threats. For more information on Windows 10, visit Cnet.com. In San Fransisco, Lexy Savvides, Cnet.com for CBS News. [NOISE]