The news might be really hurting but there’s so much more .’Windows as a service’ is the idea recently adopted by the Microsoft. According to Verge one of the developer in Microsoft Jerry Nixon, announced something everyone might consider a doomsday comet, that Microsoft will stop any further development and production of Windows after Windows 10. It might sound strange that how the employees of Microsoft have been talking about Windows versions, cause technically their might be no future version. It might sound like straight away murder of Windows but the truth is something else. Jerry Nixon quoted “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”
Windows might morph into something like OS X in Apple products. Microsoft has been repeatedly stating Windows as a service , but the company hasn’t clarified how will this plan be pulled regarding the future versions of the OS . The Windows won’t have a foreseeable future which is significant and obvious with the way Microsoft is handling and releasing their product’s engineering , manufacturing and distribution. Rather than releasing a whole version it will allow the users to upgrade their OS with small time-to-time updates.
Windows 10 might be the last OS ever that you’ll buy as product from a market , for the first year the Windows 7,8,8.1 users will be able to download a free Windows 10 upgrade may be in late July and an year after that Windows 10 will be launched in the old conventional ways like DVD. After Windows 10 release , only occasional updates will be available which could be achieved by treating Windows Interface (like the Start Menu) and the Apps in it as separate entities which can be updated independently , it’s just a measure to increase the spread and span of Windows OS on a diversity of devices.
The apps like X Box , Mail , Cortana and the new browser(spartan project) have been in the limelight are being engineered in their preview versions by regular updates Even Microsoft Office will be periodically upgraded like the mobile versions rather than releasing on conventional platform .