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Windows 10 to offer lock-down for businesses, feature updates for consumers

Microsoft is reported to be putting an end to major OS releases starting from Windows 10 and will push new features through updates.

According to Windows IT Pro, Windows 10 will be the last versioned OS from Microsoft, after which the company will stick to a regular update schedule to push new features. This fast-paced update system will debut in Windows 10 and will be optional for businesses as it may break compatibility with critical software.

The two modes of updates for Windows 10 will be opt-in and lock-down. As the name suggests, opt-in will be the mode in which users will get access to the various new features, fixes and security updates if they choose to do so, while lock-down will allow consumers such as businesses to only receive security updates in order to prevent software incompatibilities.

Microsoft was expected to start this update process with Windows 8 and it did so to some extent with 8.1 and its updates, one of which was discarded in favour of Windows 10. It will be interesting to see how Microsoft implements this further and whether it will be the same case for Windows on smartphones where the OS is tightly linked to the hardware.

Source: Windows IT Pro

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