New developments appear to confirm this: https://www.onmsft.com/news/windows-10-could-soon-split-feature-experience-updates-delivered-via-an-app-from-the-core-os
Microsoft is finally going to start charging for Windows 10 subscriptions, providing only the most basic features for free. Anyone who wants more than bare-bones functionality will have to pay. Windows 10 is already a broken, unstable mess, so instead of fixing it MS will now make new features exclusive to subscribers? This is nothing more than an outrageous cash-grab and should mark of the end of Windows as a consumer product.
<p>This will be a huge boon for Chromebooks and I can't wait to see how Google moves to capture the PC market. For typical consumers that want a laptop but can't afford a Mac, Windows isn't going to be an option anymore. </p>
<blockquote><em><a href="#503381">In reply to ghostrider:</a></em></blockquote><p>1) That could potentially be suicidal</p><p><br></p><p>2) That doesn't square with what Satya Nadella said during an interview with Lauren Goode of Wired when he said that what matters for MS is the app & services layer, not the OS layer.</p>
<blockquote><em><a href="#510225">In reply to bbold:</a></em></blockquote><p>IOW, most consumers just need a web browser.</p>