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Microsoft to Launch Windows 10 on July 29

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FILE - A laptop computer featuring Windows 10 is displayed at Microsoft Build in San Francisco, California, April 29, 2015.

FILE - A laptop computer featuring Windows 10 is displayed at Microsoft Build in San Francisco, California, April 29, 2015.

Microsoft Corp., which will launch Windows 10 on July 29, promises greater speed, security and seamlessness in its new operating system.

It’s "fast, more secure and compatible. It’s familiar and easy to use. It’s automatically up to date," Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president for Windows, said in a press release for the company based in Redmond, Washington.

The new operating system will be available temporarily as a free upgrade for devices using Windows 8/8.1 or 7, all earlier versions of the software.

The OS release rolls out with a yearlong campaign to "celebrate those who inspire and empower others" using technology. For the #UpgradeYourWorld campaign, Microsoft will partner with 10 global and 100 local nonprofits, investing $10 million in support of their missions.

The 10 global nonprofits include CARE, Code.org, Keep a Child Alive, Malala Fund, Pencils of Promise, Save the Children, Special Olympics, The Global Poverty Project and The Nature Conservancy.

The company’s stock price rose by 24 cents, to 44.85 a share, in Monday’s premarket trading, The Associated Press reported.

Some information for this report was provided by The Associated Press and Reuters.

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