The Next Windows


Will there ever be a Windows 11?

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10 responses to “The Next Windows”

  1. arunphilip

    This is Windows, not Spinal Tap. It only goes up to 10. :-)

    Seriously, though, I think Microsoft will slowly move to start de-emphasizing the "10" in the product name, and just call the OS Windows. And I say that because the various updates given to Windows (Creators, Fall Creators, etc.) essentially bring new functionality to the OS (similar to a new version of Windows). The only difference is that the frequency is more often (but fewer features per update).

  2. skane2600

    I think it's just a matter of labeling and marketing. Microsoft has changed naming strategies multiple times in the past and IMO, there's no reason to believe that it won't continue in the future.

  3. irfaanwahid

    I don't think there is anything like the last version.. Windows has been incrementing since Windows 10 in 2015.

    They have only changed the way it brands and markets Windows. I personally don't like the idea of calling it Windows 10 throughout. It deemphasizes the uniqueness of each release in my opinion. Whether CU or FCU, it still feels like Windows 10 with no major changes, which in fact is the case.

    There are only incremental changes since base Windows 10, unlike say, W7 to 8.

    I still feel Windows does not have to follow upgrade cycles of a Mobile OSes which itself gives major upgrades annually, while Windows being Windows the behemoth, tends to release upgrades every 6 months.

    If Windows can release new upgrades every 1.5yr (minor) and full/major upgrade every 3 years, this would make tonnes of sense. Anyways Microsoft biggest and important clientele is Enterprises and they don't like to upgrade even annually. So why not just make it 1.5 or 3yr cycle as it was.

    Personally, Windows has lost its charm of new versions ever since Windows 10 came out the doors. Not that I don't like Windows 10, it is the best Windows ever.. however, the excitement is no more around a Microsoft OS anymore.

  4. Dan1986ist

    Windows 10 Version YYMM is how it goes from now on. At this point, it's just Micosoft's brand name for the OS.

  5. rameshthanikodi

    Nope. Just like OS X (10), it's going to be Windows 10 all the way

  6. Locust Infested Orchard Inc.

    I concur with pretty much all your sentiments here. For me, the buzz and excitement when an RTM image of Windows was released was euphoric. Sadly, though Microsoft has de-emphasized the notion of RTM with their biannual Windows updates.