A conference held by Microsoft this week mentioned that Windows 10 will be the last version of Windows on the desktop platform. The one to share this information was Jerry Nixon, a Microsoft employee, who also happens to be a development executive. There was also mention that Windows 10 will be a continuation of the usual updates, which means security enhancements, stability improvements, and other goodies. These updates are said to be sent out more often than they are now, but it wasn’t stated if it will be for small patches or a higher memory hog update such as an update to Windows 10.1. We’ll definitely have to wait and see when the OS comes out.
“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.” –Jerry Nixon
This may sound like Microsoft is at the end of its lifecycle on coming out with newer Windows versions, but that isn’t the case. They’re seeming to be more solely focused on Windows 10 and keeping it updated – basically future-proofing the operating system. It’s a great idea to be keeping track of one OS rather than working on another in the background, just like Windows 10 was for Windows 8.1. They may eventually come out with another Windows OS, but right now there’s no point if only one OS will be worked on at all times.
Windows 10 is set to be released in late July this year and offered as a free update for 12 months for those running Windows 7 or Windows 8. Unfortunately, there isn’t any information as to what the price will be for those who choose to upgrade after the 12 months has been reached. That may be decided as the 12 month marker draws closer. You will see Windows 10 running on phones, desktops, Surface tablets, HoloLens, and on the Xbox One.
Will you be updating to Windows 10 on your desktop or Xbox One? I know I will. Feel free to share your thoughts about whether you’ll be updating or not in the comments below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.Source: BBC