“Microsoft’s Jerry Nixon raised eyebrows at the company’s Ignite conference recently. He said that Windows 10 ‘is the last version of Windows,'” Peter Cohen writes for iMore. “Microsoft may be on to something, and I’m wondering how well it would work for the Mac when it comes to OS X 10.11.”
“Nixon doesn’t mean that Microsoft has any plans to cancel Windows or do something else radical with it. Instead, he’s talking about Microsoft’s plans to evolve Windows as a service, rather than as a monolithic operating system update,” Cohen writes. “While Mac users have adopted new OS X releases in large numbers, there certainly have been some growing pains… like unreliable Continuity features, trouble with new networking technology, and more.”
Cohen writes, “An incremental, iterative approach might give Apple an opportunity to introduce new technology more gradually.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Apple should do whatever leads to more solid, easier-to-use, and more secure operating systems.
Frankly, we don’t need a new Mac or iPhone/iPad operating system every year and Apple Inc. doesn’t need it, either. Annual OS releases shouldn’t be mandated. What we all really need, customers and Apple Inc., are operating systems that are rock solid and do what they’re supposed to do when they’re supposed to do it. Why not just add new features/services to existing OSes with continued point releases that refine and extend the experiences and services you want to deliver?