In a recent press conference Microsoft’s development executive ‘Jerry Nixon’ said that ‘Windows 10’ will be the last of its series, a final version of windows that means there will be no ‘Windows 11’. His comments were echoed by ‘Microsoft’ which said it would update ‘Windows’ in future in an “ongoing manner”. He said ‘Microsoft’ had in the past deliberately avoided using the name “Windows 9” and instead chose “Windows 10” as a way to signify a break with a past which involved successive stand-alone versions of the operating system.
The official word from Microsoft is that, “Instead of new stand-alone versions, Windows 10 would be improved in regular instalments”
The company said it had yet to decide on what to call the operating system beyond Windows 10. Steve Kleynhans, a research vice-president at analyst firm Gartner who monitors Microsoft said, “There will be no Windows 11”.
“Windows will be delivered as a service bringing new innovations and updates in an ongoing manner” adding that it expected there to be a “long future” for ‘Windows’. ‘Microsoft’ has been discussing the idea of windows as a service, but the company hasn’t really explained exactly how that will play out with future versions of ‘Windows’. That might be because there won’t really be any future major versions of Windows in the foreseeable future.
“We aren’t speaking to future branding at this time, but customers can be confident Windows 10 will remain up-to-date and power a variety of devices from PCs to phones to Surface Hub to HoloLens and Xbox. We look forward to a long future of Windows innovations.” Not sure what ‘Microsoft’ is planning exactly, maybe we will find out after ‘Windows 10’ release or after some major updates.