So it looks like it’s true: Windows 10 really might be the last version of Windows you’ll ever need. It might also be the last version of Windows you ever have the option to get as well… if the latest update from Microsoft goes to plan.
But panic not, (joke), because it really doesn’t seem like it’s going to matter anymore. Because it’s all part of Microsoft’s ‘Windows 10 as a service plan,’ to make sure everyone is singing from the same page in their version of the future.
Not that that’s it for Windows of course.
It’s not like Bill Gates’s former employees have all decided to retire and head off to an undisclosed tax haven to spend their millions. It’s just that as Microsoft said back in June 2015, Windows users will just be receiving updates from here on in.
As part of this new approach to the way they run their operating system, all the new updates features and upgrades coming down the track will be coming as an integrated part of Windows 10.
This summer, a major one-year anniversary update is due to land with a host of major improvements and fixes. Most of these coming updates are most likely to address improving existing issues such as security and modernizing certain parts of the desktop environment. And this is all part of Microsoft’s Windows as a Service strategy. Admittedly, it so far seems to be working for them. Furthermore, most of the fixes and updates that are coming in the Summer are set to be the things that Window 10 was supposed to have had back at launch.
But perhaps the most interesting of the new features that are to be released is the new Linux Windows sub system. While most of us will never need to know exactly what that does, it will help developers who need to manage and connect to Linux servers such as the Linux binary Bash Shell.
Most users won’t even notice, probably
So all in all, most of the 1000 new features Microsoft have been touting recently will mostly all be under the hood upgrades, at least it proves they’re still committed to Windows, and that they’ve no intention to rest on their laurels anytime soon.