Windows 10 will be last Operating System, says Microsoft
In one of our previous article we had discussed that, the shape of the Windows operating system going to change drastically and that will be provided as a service rather than a software package, how it is available now. Latest buzz from Microsoft has revealed that future of Windows Operating system would be subscription based instead of one time payment, how we purchased Windows all these years.
At the recently concluded Microsoft Ignite conference, company’s executive Jerry Nixon has confirmed that Windows 10 will be the last OS from Microsoft.
Right now we’re releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re still working on Windows 10.
This statement clearly explains two things.
First one is that there will not be any operating system like Windows 10.1 or 11. Windows 10 is the last one and this version will be kept updating whenever new changes are made. The new changes will be pushed as updates one by one instead of grouping them together and releasing them as the new version of Windows.
Second thing what we can infer from the statement is, Windows may available as subscription based instead of purchasing as we done till now. As the updates will be released continuously and these updates will be made available to the Windows 10 users, the company should generate some revenue from it. So Microsoft is going to adopt subscription model. This may take some time, but this will end up with the subscription model, as you need to pay an annual fee to receive the updates. As Windows is the most selling Operating System across the world, we cannot expect the updates from Microsoft for free.
As we know that Windows 10 will be available as free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 users for one year from its release and the company cannot give the updates free for users. This can be said as the strategical move from Microsoft which can counter piracy and other similar issues. It is interesting to see how Microsoft manages the cost of updates. As Windows user base is huge and includes subscribers of different categories, we hope that there will be different subscriptions with different subscription prices.