Windows 10 Build 10240 Now Available To All Fast And Slow Ring Windows Insiders

Come and get it!! The latest build of Windows 10 is now available for Windows Insiders, and we couldn’t be more delighted. After all the flak that Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 received from the tech press, businesses, and even everyday consumers, Windows 10 is a definitely a breath of fresh air (the free upgrades are also a nice touch).

Despite what we heard yesterday regarding Build 10240 being the release to manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 10, Microsoft isn’t exactly stating that this information is accurate. In fact, Microsoft’s Gabe Aul stated, “Over the past few days we’ve been preparing our release pipelines and processes, and this build is one step closer to what customers will start to receive on 7/29.”

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That seems to suggest that we will see at least one more (and perhaps a few more) builds between now and July 29. With that said, you can definitely tell that we’re getting extremely close as the desktop watermark has finally been removed in Build 10240. Build 10240 is available to testers on both the Fast and Slow rings (it doesn’t appear that ISOs are available at this time).

As we inch closer to July 29, Microsoft it also tooting its horn about one of the most compelling features of Windows 10: the Microsoft Edge web browser. Microsoft has singed out Google Chrome in JavaScript benchmarks, proclaiming that Edge is 112% fast than Chrome on WebKit Sunspider and up to 37% faster than Chrome using Apple Jetstream.

“We’re all working super hard here to deliver the best Windows ever, and are preparing everything that needs to be in place for our public release,” added Aul. “This is going to be an exciting couple of weeks, but it is also only the beginning. Windows as a service means that we’ll continue to keep Windows up to date with improvements and features, and our Windows Insider Program will continue so you can get early builds and share your feedback with us.”