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Windows 10: Microsoft's Last Operating System?
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MarkB395
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MarkB395,
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5/12/2015 | 12:49:28 AM
Question for the Author...
So does this, at least in your opinion, seem to be a "rolling release" like what some Linux distros use (like Debian)?
Whoopty
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Whoopty,
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5/12/2015 | 7:26:49 AM
I wonder
Could anyone explain why this is possible? Why is it that with new big innovations in the future, Microsoft will be able to layer them over the top of Windows 10 without needing a ground up rebuild like it's done with previous OS releases? 
C_Gauth
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C_Gauth,
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5/12/2015 | 7:34:06 AM
Re: I wonder
Well in fact they can't. The first few updates will just be service packs, then in a few years there will be a big "update" and that will be the ground up build you are thinking about...
Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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5/13/2015 | 4:53:30 PM
Re: I wonder
Since the upgrade is free, not sure I want to be so early in the cycle.  I am already in "update hell" with my 8.1 version, I can only imagine.....
Kelly22
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Kelly22,
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5/13/2015 | 5:38:04 PM
Re: I wonder
I can understand that. I'm pretty excited to download the final product when it launches, but there's little doubt in my mind that it will have some flaws. The longer you wait (within that first year of free upgradability), the more likely it is those issues will be addressed before you download. I'll be in the early cycle myself; after running the technical preview, the finished product will be an improvement to what I'm using now.
nomii
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nomii,
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5/15/2015 | 6:34:12 AM
Re: I wonder
Stating the release as last by MS also shows the confidence they have on the success and user acceptance of their new operating system. Because MS would definitely like to end on a high note and because this version will remain as a base for their future products for quite a few years. So they would definitely that like all their users would end up using this OS instead of XP, 7 and 8.
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jastroff,
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5/12/2015 | 12:00:47 PM
Re: I wonder
On a more basic level, we need to know more about "service upgrades" and changes to the service from an IT point of view, i.e., cost, time, compatability, etc.
Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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5/13/2015 | 4:39:29 PM
Re: I wonder
"...This model will be a thing of the past with Windows 10, which will be the last major version of Windows."


I am really having trouble believing this ! No more OS's after this ?  Does this mean the end of MS as a software company ?  Meaning they will focus on the Cloud and devices ?
Kelly22
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Kelly22,
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5/13/2015 | 5:34:28 PM
Re: I wonder
This isn't to say that Microsoft won't continue to update its OS. That will still be a focus going forward. Rather we'll see Windows 10 updated with smaller incremental innovations and fixes rather than massive product launches. There's a lot of hype around Windows 10 now, but we won't be seeing the same kind of excitement for a future "Windows 11" or "Windows 20". In terms of big numbered rollouts, this is the last one.
C_Gauth
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C_Gauth,
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5/12/2015 | 7:39:08 AM
Home license
Well this will be interesting, if M$ sells the OS with computers and just keeps people up to date, then it will be great, if you only get 1year service with a new PC, we'll then that will finally be the boost that Linux needs to make it into the desktop realm in a material way, not to mention the boost to Apple sales. I am betting on the first, but we will see......


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