Microsoft just said in plain English what it's been talking about for months: Windows 10 will be the last major launch for the Windows platform. Speaking at Microsoft Ignite, the company's multi-day event for connecting with the IT crowd, Jerry Nixon, one of the company's developer evangelists, broke the news. "Right now we’re releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re all still working on Windows 10," he said. What the heck?! Microsoft is calling it quits on Windows? Um, no. But the real meaning is almost as momentous: Windows 10 represents a shift in the way the company thinks about Windows. As several Microsoft executives have said — and inferring from all the updates to the current Windows 10 beta program — it's shifting the software to a "Windows as a service" model, as opposed to a piece of software you buy and more or less leave alone until the next model. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/iyOM4BP7rWQ/ http://www.wochit.com

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