Windows 10: As the product dies, a service is born

There won’t be a Windows 11, but ‘ongoing updates’ of Windows 10

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Software giant Microsoft says that Windows 10 will be the final version of the company’s ubiquitous operating system, following which Windows will be delivered as a service.

“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," said Microsoft developer Jerry Nixon, speaking at the Ignite conference this week.  

Although there won’t be a Windows 11, there will be regular installments and updates for Windows 10.

"Windows will be delivered as a service bringing new innovations and updates in an ongoing manner, with continuous value for our consumer and business customers," the firm said in a statement.

As a part of new strategy called as “Microsoft as a service,” users of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 will have the opportunity to upgrade their operating system to (OS) Windows 10 without a charge starting in July. 

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