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    Could Windows 10 Be the Last Stand-Alone Windows Release?

    Could Windows 10 Be the Last Stand-Alone Windows Release?


    Posted: 22 Jan 2015

    Microsoft finally shared more details about Windows 10 in a press conference on Wednesday, and in addition to all those great features that will come in the operating system, the company also revealed a little bit of something that might hint at what the future of Windows is going to look like.

    In a statement after the show, Microsoft's Terry Myerson suggested that Windows 10 could actually be the last stand-alone release ever coming out of Redmond, as the company might now switch to a different strategy that would bring large updates to the core OS on a regular basis.

    This isn't the first time that we're hearing about such a project, as people familiar with Microsoft's plans revealed in mid-2014 that the company was indeed planning to dump stand-alone releases and go for regular updates as soon as new features are ready.Just one Windows at the core

    Myerson said that, from now on, computers would run Windows and not a specific release of Windows, as the concept of “versions” will no longer be used for the operating system.

    “And just like any Internet service, the idea of asking ‘What version are you on?’ will cease to make sense – which is great news for our Windows developers. With universal Windows apps that work across the entire device family, developers can build one app that targets the broadest range of devices – including the PC, tablet, phone, Xbox, the Internet of Things, and more,” he said.

    Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade for one year after its public launch for Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users, as Microsoft wants to bring everyone on this new release as soon as possible.
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    labeeman's Avatar Posted By: labeeman
    22 Jan 2015


  1. Posts : 22,741
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       #1

    I would not be surprised. In fact I expect it.. if MS can get the upgrade to work well for the release of Win10 I'm game for it.
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  2. Posts : 3,257
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       #2

    I'm not sure why this is suddenly a huge surprise, as when the first preview was released this was already being talked about on the official blogs. News flash, someone says something that was said 9 months ago, suddenly news again.
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  3. Posts : 3,446
       #3

    Eventually ...get rid of the dead-wood and all's good.
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       #4

    it will all depend if the upgrade goes well for windows 7 users or the likelihood of ppl upgrading will be nil. I can see 8.1 users upgrading, it is basically the same as windows 10 with a few extra features so it is less if things go wrong.
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       #5

    Mystere said:
    I'm not sure why this is suddenly a huge surprise, as when the first preview was released this was already being talked about on the official blogs. News flash, someone says something that was said 9 months ago, suddenly news again.
    I kept saying this some weeks prior to the first TP release. No surprise to me at all.
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  6. Posts : 11,177
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       #6

    Hi there

    There will ALWAYS have to be some type of clean install -- people forget that sometimes new hardware is actually bought these days too !!!! - whether the OEM installs windows or the end user if it's a brand new machine there will have to be an initial install.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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       #7

    Superfly said:
    Eventually ...get rid of the dead-wood and all's good.
    You talking to me?
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  8. Posts : 22,741
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       #8

    adamf said:
    Superfly said:
    Eventually ...get rid of the dead-wood and all's good.
    You talking to me?
    Huh??
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  9. Posts : 487
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       #9

    jimbo45 said:
    Hi there

    There will ALWAYS have to be some type of clean install -- people forget that sometimes new hardware is actually bought these days too !!!! - whether the OEM installs windows or the end user if it's a brand new machine there will have to be an initial install.

    Cheers
    jimbo

    I would agree there. Maybe in a year, you could get an OEM DVD-ROM installation that has the complete OS with the last seven revisions built right in. And then you'd have to download the last two builds to completely update your system.
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