Windows 10 is almost complete, we already have pricing and SKU information, and today we get a first look of the Windows 10 retail box art design. Although, the majority of users will be downloading the operating system, a few other users will be buying Windows 10 at their favorite retail store, and the packaging seems that it will look very minimalistic.
As you can see from the screenshots the Windows 10 Home edition will have a light blue accent color, while Windows 10 Pro will have a purple accent color. Both packaging will feature a white background with a floating centered image of the Windows 10 desktop with the new Start menu and the Windows 10 hero image.
The company plans to roll out the upgrade on stages, Windows Insiders will get it first, follow by those who reserve a free copy, enterprises will get access to Windows 10 on August 1st, and then Microsoft will keep pushing the new operating system to everyone else.
In addition to the DVD copies of the operating system, Microsoft is also planning to sell Windows 10 on USB flash drive, and the box art for this new method of delivering the operating system will include the blue and purple Windows logo, instead of the Windows 10 desktop.
Although, users will be able to obtain Windows 10 in a number of packaging formats, this could be consider the last time customers will get a Microsoft operating system through a physical media. The company is now moving towards “Windows as a service” where there won’t be any more big releases and new security patches and new features will be made available through Windows Update as soon as they become ready.