Today the Microsoft Ignite event concludes, at which Jerry Nixon, one of the Microsoft developers, has announced that there will be no new versions after the release of Windows 10.
Virtual reality fans are waiting for Windows 10 (with the permission of SteamOS) for several reasons, including the new model of WDDM 2.0 graphics drivers and, in turn, DirectX 12. These two changes will allow extracting every last drop of performance from Moderna graphics cards, with minimal latency and better use of graphics memory in multi-GPU configurations, and is that with the launch of the first commercial virtual reality devices later this year (HTC Vive) and early next (Oculus Rift), new graphics cards labeled as special to maximize virtual reality, with a dedicated GPU for each eye.
Well, it seems that this version of Windows will be the last, because from now Microsoft will be upgrading the operating system gradually, without the need to almost always traumatic formatting and installation, or almost always dreaded update on our previous operating system. The fact that Windows 10 is free for Windows 7 and 8 users will undoubtedly help this latest version of Windows, which will arrive this summer, end up installed on almost all PCs capable of running it and end the current fragmentation between Windows 7, 8 and that increasingly smaller group of users who are still clinging to XP.