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    Ken Kashmarek
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    Exclamation No more patch Tuesday for Windows 10


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    ... for Home Users, but it lives on at work:

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    Well, actually, it turns out there might no longer be a Windows 10!

    From SlashDot:

    Future Holds Large Updates Instead of Stand-Alone Windows Releases

    http://tech.slashdot.org/story/15/05...ndows-releases

    From the post:

    "Jerry Nixon, a Microsoft developer evangelist, said at the Ignite conference in Chicago that Windows 10 "is the last version of Windows, so we're always working on Windows 10." Saying that is only half true. In fact, Microsoft will start working on large updates instead of stand-alone Windows releases, so the company would switch from a model that previously brought us new versions of Windows every three years, to a simpler one that's likely to bring big updates every two months. The company will also change the naming system for Windows, so instead of Windows $(version), the new operating system would be simply called Windows."

    Microsoft Official Confirms “Windows 10 Is the Last Version of Windows”

    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Micro...s-480446.shtml

    I call that a real confidence shaker. Win10 hasn't reached golden master yet and is already being replaced.

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    They really should have called it Windows X. But I think your "is already being replaced" is incredibly anticipatory. Just because they may drop the "10" in a few years?

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    They really should have called it Windows X. But I think your "is already being replaced" is incredibly anticipatory. Just because they may drop the "10" in a few years?

    Not anticipatory. That is what they announced. It will likely be much sooner than a few years.

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    I don't think they announced anything. One MS developer said they would always be working on Windows 10. As usual, others are reading between the lines.

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    Microsoft is not going to say anything definitive about a branding change for Windows 10 when it is not even officially field released. If they change the branding from "Windows 10" to "Windows" in a few years who is really going to care?

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    Is not this the fortelling of a subscription only version?
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    Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.

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    There was a suggestion way back that Windows 10 was originally, maybe, going to be "Windows". Also, Windows One was another possibility. As someone else said, the name isn't really a big deal. Same as someone from MS telling me the names of the Beta Builds is no meaningful biggie... whether Tech Preview, Insider Preview, Consumer Preview... they are all just a series of beta builds, no matter what label they have. And the OS, no matter what one calls it, is what it is & will get its Updates going forward but, not change the base OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wavy View Post
    Is not this the fortelling of a subscription only version?
    Others have leapt to that conclusion. However, Microsoft has no mad public its long term plans.

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    Joe is right... not only jumping to a conclusion but, also, throwing in a notion, taking it somewhere 'people' are suggesting, MS didn't. Subscriptions for additional, optional goods & services but, the OS is bought, outright.

    Again, back to 'people' skewing the "Free for 1st Year" thing into "pay after 12 months", wrong interpretation... IF you don't do it during the 1st year then you pay OR if not an in-place Upgrade... but, not where some 'people' took it.

    It's, also, VERY kewl that one can build a complete Windows 10 from scratch in a few minutes, well, an hour maybe... used to take hours (plural) w/ previous OSs.

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    It looks like we are picking up some CYA over this issue...

    From SladhDot:

    Windows 10 the Last Version of Windows? Not So Fast.

    http://tech.slashdot.org/story/15/05...ws-not-so-fast

    Apparently, the discussions across the web, ours included, have made Microsoft nervous enought to "attempt" a response of sorts, be it through their official channels or those in the industry so inclined to speak strongly for Microsoft. Bully for them, the more we hear, the better off we all are.

    Nevertheless, I expect there is more here than what has hit the fan yet. Stayed tuned, the soap opera continues to play out...

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    Mary Jo Foley has an interesting take on all the hoopla...

    http://www.zdnet.com/article/why-it-...on-of-windows/

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    Well, apparently it is settled and it is all about the money:

    http://arstechnica.com/information-t...s-10-versions/

    Plus, a bunch of confusion to distract the money issue.

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    @Ken,

    Please stop posting essentially the same thing in multiple places. See http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...=1#post1000698 for a comment.

    Joe

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