Windows 10 Is Going To Be The Last Version Of Windows
With no more secrets to hide from the millions of users anxiously waiting for the arrival of Windows 10, it appears that all of us are going to have a very emotional moment after reading this. This is because according to Jerry Nixon, a Microsoft employee:
“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.”
With the aforementioned statement, it can automatically be assumed that Microsoft is through molding one of the most iconic operating systems of all time. However, if the company will no longer be working on a Windows 10 successor (the Redstone update does not count as a successor), what is the next venture that the software is going to dig deep in to? The answer might be a little ambiguous, but there are plans to use the Windows operating system as a service.
Microsoft Will Focus On Improving Windows 10 Through Updates And Fixes:
While Microsoft has stated that it plans to use its operating system as a service, the company’s executives have not actually stated on how they are going to go about this. After the release of Windows 8.1, the company’s employees immediately started working on the best parts of several of the company’s operating systems and the resultant product was named Windows 10. Now, instead of jumping in to huge releases, Microsoft is going to bring improvements in the form of updates and fixes. The company will be able to achieve this by separating elements such as the Start Menu and built-in apps to be updated entirely on their own.
However, one of the biggest reasons why Microsoft might not indulge in working on a successor is because it has probably noticed the ubiquity of smartphones and tablets. In order to augment the mobile experience, the software firm has brought about a feature called Continuum, which will allow users to dock their PC’s interface directly on their Windows running smartphones and tablets. Unfortunately, in order to take advantage of this feature, newer hardware in smartphones is going to be required. Regardless, Microsoft has displayed that it is not going to keep the ideal experience limited to just one platform.
It is possible that down the road, Microsoft decides to change its decision and opts to roll out Windows 11 or 12, but if Windows 10 users are receiving regular updates of the ‘unified interface’ operating system, then we see no reason why the company would commit to releasing a brand platform at all.
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