MS Planning Annual "Windows Blue" Releases?

The Verge reports that Microsoft is moving towards more frequent OS updates with a product tastefully codenamed "Blue" they say will be a low cost, or even free release that will be standardized across desktops and phones to provide more frequent updates. This is based on hearing from "several sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans," and expands on a ZDNet story from this summer that suggested Windows Blue was more of a service pack. Their unconfirmed report says a licensed copy of Windows will be required to take advantage of this, and a lot of it seems to be focused on how apps will be sold through the Windows Store. Thanks nin.
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It's not about "sales targets," it's about Apple releasing a new, cheap OSX every year and people salivating. The hype goes into overdrive, there are a billion articles covering new features, a billion articles reviewing it, and people generally flocking to Apple stores to punch each other in the face in order to buy it first.

While Microsoft will never have the rabid fans that Apple does, they can certainly create a new version of Windows event, much like those Apple events, to keep people talking and interested in a way that's difficult when you only release every 3-5 years.
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