Yes, Microsoft confirmed windows 10 to be the last version of windows. Microsoft’s developer evangelist, Jerry Nixon, just declared in its Ignite 2015 conference in Chicago that Windows 10 is set to be “the last version of Windows. His statement was :
Right now we’re releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re all still working on Windows 10
Nixon’s statement above might leave Windows users shocked, that their favourite Windows OS, currently Windows 10 never going to be Windows 11 or higher. They might stuck in series of various thoughts strikes in their mind, as what exactly does it mean? Will Microsoft not launch Windows 11 next? Is Windows 10 actually the end of Microsoft’s Windows operating system?
But relax, don’t be panic, Windows OS is not going anywhere to die. The truth is that Windows will simply change with Windows 10. Microsoft will stick with Windows 10 and focus on smaller and continuous updates to its Windows 10 platform, instead of launching new standalone versions of the operating system after every few years.
Actually, Microsoft doesn’t like to call Windows an operating system anymore. The company has been discussing the idea to make Windows as a service in near coming future but hasn’t really confirmed anything specific on the topic.
Microsoft explains in its full statement to The Verge that, “Windows will be delivered as a service bringing new innovations and updates in an ongoing manner, with continuous value for our consumer and business customers. We aren’t speaking to future branding at this time, but customers can be confident Windows 10 will remain up-to-date and power a variety of devices from PCs to phones to Surface Hub to HoloLens and Xbox. We look forward to a long future of Windows innovations.”
Windows 10 is the Microsoft’s major release among all other version of Windows OS and it’s confirmed that there won’t be any major future Windows release in the conceivable future. Company just wants to release regular improvements and updates instead of any big release like Windows 10. This also might have the reason behind not releasing Windows 9 but just jump to Windows 10 after Windows 8. As to chase this idea to make Windows as a service, Microsoft might have decided that its next and final Windows version will be Windows 10, not Windows 9.
However, some expert says that the reality behind this decision might be likely to please OS X fans and Windows haters. Because Microsoft’s this new approach is something similar to Apple’s OS X, the Mac operating system that gets smaller updates on a yearly basis and has been known as OS X for over 15 years. Every new release of OS X gets a unique name with some major updates, but Apple didn’t change the name of its OS.
Whatever, but from now, you will receive continuous Windows 10 updates in your PC connected to internet just like other software get updates itself. Also you will be able to apply updates already downloaded on other PCs.
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