DangerDog wrote on May 10, 2015, 18:14:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 10, 2015, 17:33:
That MS news is pretty interesting.. last stand alone Windows OS release.. so I guess Windows 10 update is not exactly optional either. Fine by me considering the price seems fair (for once).
It's not the last stand alone OS, they're just not going to stamp version numbers to the end. Might as well just call it Windows X.
Instead of releasing an entirely new and different version of its desktop OS every few years, Microsoft is taking an Apple-like approach to subsequent Windows releases, standardizing on Windows 10 as its Cupertino-based rival has done with OS X. Under this new strategy, Microsoft will deliver regular improvements to Windows through software updates.
When it's an update to Windows 10 it's not standalone from Windows 10.
Meaning the base of Windows 10 will always be required (even if you can
install an updated version of Windows 10, at the basic level that's Windows 10 revision 6 or whatever, meaning Windows 10 base and 6th revision of update on top. This is a major change of new Windows versions to simple bigger updates to Windows 10 imo.
Not sure that's a good thing or not. But at least it will mean Windows application compatibility will remain stable for a few decades again.