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
These words were said by Microsoft developer Jerry Nixon at company’s ignite conference. But, what does this statement mean? So Microsoft won’t be making operating systems anymore? Or, it’s something else? Well, the truth lies in another statement by Microsoft: “Windows as a service.”

With the upcoming launch of its most complete operating system to date, Microsoft wants you to think of more than an operating system when you think of Windows 10. It aims to challenge your conventional definition of OS and wants to evolve the world’s most popular operating system as a service. So, calm down, Microsoft won’t be grounding your favorite operating system. But, it won’t be releasing any other Windows version in foreseeable future.

Recommended: Read our full coverage of Windows 10 here.

Actually, Microsoft doesn’t like to call Windows an operating system anymore. The company has been discussing the idea of Windows as a service from some time but hasn’t said anything specific on the topic. The Verge writes that it’s possible that there won’t be any major future Windows release in the conceivable future. The software company wants to release regular improvements and updates instead of any big release like Windows 10.

Microsoft will make sure that the apps and Start Menu act as an independent part and would be updated regularly on whole Windows ecosystem spread across various sized devices. This may take few months’ time, but the company has already shown some promising commitment to this ideology by releasing number of apps and Windows 10 services ahead of the summer launch of Window 10.

Nixon told the Verge: “Recent comments at Ignite about Windows 10 are reflective of the way 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. Customers can be confident Windows 10 will remain up-to-date.”

So, it’s safe to think that Microsoft will refrain itself from launching a big upgrade to the Windows 10 operating system in near future. Just like your Chrome browser gets updates and you don’t know the current version of your browser, you will receive constant Windows 10 updates without worrying about the Windows 11 or Windows 20 release around the corner in future.

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