“Right now, Microsoft is releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, at Microsoft, we are all still working on Windows 10,” said Microsoft’s developer evangelist Jerry Nixon while speaking at the conference last week.
What exactly does it mean? Will Microsoft not launch Windows 11 next? Is Windows 10 actually the end of Microsoft’s Windows operating system?
These are some questions that were ongoing in the mind of the audience when Nixon gave this statement during his speech.
What does this mean by? Will Microsoft stop making OS anymore?
For the moment, Microsoft will stick with Windows 10 and focus on smaller and faster updates to its Windows 10 platform, instead of launching new stand-alone versions of the operating system every few years.
This Microsoft’s 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.
Oh! Give me a break. If I take you back when it was decided by Microsoft that its next Windows version will be Windows 10 and not Windows 9. This could be a reason that Microsoft wants to stick with Windows 10 brand name for the near future.
Speaking to The Verge, the company confirmed plans to improve Windows 10 through regular updates though Microsoft has no plan to roll out a new version of Windows at some point in the future.
Microsoft is also planning to provide its future OS as “Windows as a service”. This means that, there won’t be any major installation on the system itself, instead, it will be on cloud computing basis. The charges will levied as per the usage requirement.