Is Windows as a Service failing?

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 20 2018 @ 11:11 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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With the introduction of Windows 10, Microsoft severed ties with the past by switching to continuous feature updates, rather than a big new version of Windows every couple of years. We're getting a new version of Windows 10 about every six months or so, but now voices are raising that this is too much. In a new piece, How-To-Geek writer Chris Hoffman argues that Windows shouldn't be a service but an operating system. He urges Microsoft to switch to an annual release cycle, to ensure users no longer encounter countless bugs like we saw last month (and this month after the re-release) with Windows 10 October 2018 Update:
Please Microsoft, slow down. How about releasing a new version of Windows once per year instead?

That’s what Apple does, and Apple doesn’t need “macOS as a Service” to do it. Just create a new version of Windows every year, give it a new name, and spend a lot of time polishing it and fixing bugs. Wait until it’s stable to release it, even if you have to delay it.

Offer every version of Windows as an optional free upgrade. Don’t force people to upgrade immediately. Don’t trick people into installing the new operating system just because they clicked “Check for Updates.” If it’s good, people will install it.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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