It’s been reported that Windows 10 will be the last version of Windows. For those immediately concerned, perhaps you’re right to be.
The idea of Windows as a service has been floating around for a while, but it’s now been verified: Windows 10 will be the last version of Windows, and from that point on, there will be updates done to the OS. Hence, no one has a big new Windows to wait for, worry about, or anticipate.
According to Tom Warren, from The Verge, Microsoft will split up the operating system components into separate parts, so each can be updated periodically and independently. Their goal is to ensure it spans to multiple devices at a time, actively making Windows more accessible on a variety of platforms, as supposed to a giant release every few years that people get on one computer only.
This does cause some concern, however.
Conceptually, the idea makes sense, but what about gamers? What about game developers? How game-friendly will this concept really prove? To quote Warren:
“The software company is testing preview builds of Window 10 with willing participants, and apps like Xbox and Mail have been engineered for regularly monthly updates.”
Windows 10 is supposed to be the most game-friendly up to date, but that remains to be seen. If the OS is going to be periodically updated, is there certainty that gamers will benefit all the time? Or will games take the backseat over the course of time? What if Microsoft changes direction?
All the answers as of now are summed up by a Microsoft spokesperson, saying:
“We aren’t speaking to future branding at this time, but customers can be confident Windows 10 will remain up-to-date and power a variety of devices from PCs to phones to Surface Hub to HoloLens and Xbox. We look forward to a long future of Windows innovations.”
Furthermore, what will happen if Windows releases another 8.1 debacle, which caused Wi-Fi connectivity issues? Will these continuous updates be reliable, and will any issues be solved in a timely manner?
All these questions, very little answers. More updates will be reported once more details are known.