Windows 10 to be the "last version of Windows"

Windows 10 to be the

Windows 10 to be the

Windows 10 to be the "last version of Windows"


At Microsoft's Ignite developer conference this week Microsoft's Jerry Nixon said that "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", which means that Microsoft's Windows 10 will be the last version of Windows.

While this does initially sound like Microsoft is killing off the Windows platform, in actuality it is Microsoft moving towards "Windows as a service", where Microsoft do not plan to make any more big releases of their OS, but instead release regular smaller updates to the OS rather than a large "big" releases every few years. 


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What I see is Windows moving to become a more modular OS, where individual components can be more easily changed and updated across a variety of devices. Imagine a modular OS that works like Google's Chrome browser or many of Android or iOS apps, where individual components of the OS update regularly with small improvements gradually and quickly delivering new features and innovations to the OS on a more gradual basis. 


"Recent comments at Ignite about Windows 10 are reflective of the way 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."

[Quotes from the Verge]


Right now it looks like Windows 10 will be the last major version of the OS with Microsoft eventually phasing out the Windows 10 branding to eventually just Windows.

We will update you as Microsoft gives out more information on Windows 10 and the future of Windows, so stay with OC3D for the latest PC and Hardware News.


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Posted by OC3D on Saturday, 9 May 2015
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09-05-2015, 10:57:21

Well written article mate, approved! Quote

09-05-2015, 11:05:27

Originally Posted by Chrazey View Post
Well written article mate, approved!
Cheers mate.Quote

09-05-2015, 11:39:30

When I first saw the headline, I was like 'wtf...they are killing off windows?', but a good article and it makes sense for Microsoft to do this for a few reasons.
It is easier to keep it bang up to date. Adding or removing features.

But this is, in my opinion, a clear indication that all future Microsoft software IS going to be subscription based.Quote

09-05-2015, 11:59:36

This is an appreciative step from Microsoft. This time they have considered to make the OS to cover all areas of user, developers and all range of devices. So this is a safer bit from Microsoft to have the platform stable and simpler for the user as well as developers....Quote

09-05-2015, 12:11:18

What they should really do, is allow Windows to be installed on a module basis, like Linux, i literately have no desire for 30GB Windows install, i use no applications included other than Calculater

Official Windows 'Lite'

If they do this, and can pull of seemless updates, then they're onto a winner

Me personally Windows with DirectX thats all i want!Quote

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