The Microsoft Windows lovers would be surprised to know that they aren’t getting another version of the OS. The Redmond giant, Microsoft confirmed at the Ignite 2015 conference that the Windows 10 operating system will be the last traditional release of the operating system launched by the company. However, the internal improvements will be released aperiodically.
“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, a developer evangelist speaking said at the conference.
He further reported that last year, the firm has started working on the base of Windows 10, however, it has rolled out Windows 8.1 update during the same period. In addition, he said Microsoft will continue to launch push updates to the OS, but it will avoid rolling out a new version.
The reports suggest that the company is planning to launch the Windows as a service, however, it doesn’t revealed the plans.
“Microsoft has altered the way it engineers and delivers Windows, and the initial result is Windows 10. Instead of big releases, there will be regular improvements and updates. Part of this is achieved by splitting up operating system components like the Start Menu and built-in apps to be separate parts that can be updated independently to the entire Windows core operating system,” points out TheVerge report.
A Microsoft spokesperson reported, “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.”
Furthermore, rumours suggest that the flagship browser of Microsoft that was introduced in 1995 in its Win95, will be removed from the latest OS. It will be replaced by a new, more streamlined browser developed by the team under the codename Project Spartan.
Last week, that name was however, replaced with a new product brand, Microsoft Edge. The Edge will be integrated with Cortana, a real-time annotation feature and a reading mode, which will display content in a consistent format and syncs across devices.
However, some of the limited previous versions of the Internet Explorer will be available for a while for the sake of enterprise compatibility, but the product itself will not be present in most of the other Windows 10 implementations.
The action took by the company seems like a publicity or a business stunt as looking into the past, Windows operating system is evolving and serving the desktop and laptop computers since 1990. We will the future evolution of the OS with the same name but it may be differed by the sub-versions.
As per the analysts, the decision made by the firm is to maintain the strong position in the computing markets, and will likely continue to do so for the foreseeable future.