Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella jetted in Kenya yesterday for the global launch of Windows 10 at Nairobi Arboretum. Nairobi is the only other African city selected for the launch of the popular windows program apart from Johannesburg.
The other cities are Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, New Delhi, Dubai, Berlin, Madrid, London, São Paulo, and New York City.Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for users of licensed windows 7,8 & 8.1 and will cost $199 for the pro version for new users & $199 for the Home version.Users wishing to upgrade to the Pro version will have to pay $99.
As a way of marketing Windows 10, Microsoft is lauching a campaign called Upgrade Your World. Other than the ads they plan to partner with 10 global and 100 local NGOs to support their initiatives as part of the upgrade your world campaign. The global NGOs that are part of this campaign are: 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. Microsoft will on July 29th ask for the public to help choose the 10th Global NGO to be a part of the campaign.