During Microsoft’s multi-day event with people in IT industry, Microsoft Ignite, Jerry Nixon, one of the developer in the company, announced that Windows 10 will be the last major launch for Windows platform.
“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”, he said.
However, it is not what you are thinking of. Rest assured, Microsoft will not stop producing the next Windows version. However, the model is shifted from the current model whereby you can just buy Windows out of shelves or it comes with the laptop which you purchased to a service model.
Windows will be working in the similar way as Google Chrome, which is one of the first examples of software which is upgraded by using updates as long as the hardware can support it. Chrome updates happen in the background where features are added or get tuned out as they roll out. Thus, the users may not aware of the changes. A few years ago, Chrome replaced the entire browser engine from the open source WebKit to its own product Blink and it was done in a manner whereby not a single user realized the major change. To the user, it is still Chrome.
Microsoft pledged that Windows 10 will arrive in summer; however, it is not shipped with all the features that the company has promised in the beginning. The features promised such as Edge will arrive a little while after launch.