Should we wait for Windows 11?
After Windows 7 and 8, Windows 10 followed. An almost logical continuation would be the release of Windows 11. However, Microsoft has changed its strategy: most likely, there will be no “successor” to Windows 10 at number eleven.
It is likely that Windows 10 will remain the last version of the OS. In the future, the operating system will exist as “Windows as a Service”. Unlike the current strategy, Windows will be distributed as copies available for purchase. For the first time, the concept of getting the system as an update download was applied to Windows 10.
Windows 10 will become the standard operating system
Microsoft is following Apple’s strategy: the Mac OS version is already available only as a developer download. Users don’t need to go to the store, they can download the latest version right away on Mac with little effort.
Completely new systems will no longer appear on the market with an interval of a couple of years. Instead, Windows 10 is defined as a standard and ever-evolving version. All innovations will be introduced through regular updates.
Each version of Windows has a specific lifespan. According to the Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet, support for Windows 10 will end in 2025. But this does not mean the end of the tenth system and the advent of Windows 11. Most likely, the end of support will refer to a specific update, which guarantees updates for several more years.
The logical consequence would be to call the operating system simply Windows, not Windows 10. Will the version number ever disappear? Microsoft is not talking about this yet.
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