Windows 10: Windows 10: RTM is dead (sorta) -- Long live Windows as a Service

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  1. swarfega Win User

    Windows 10: RTM is dead (sorta) -- Long live Windows as a Service


    Windows 10: RTM is dead (sorta) -- Long live Windows as a Service [​IMG]

    Ever since news broke of Windows 10 reaching the RTM (Release to Manufacturing) milestone of development, my inbox has been full of people claiming that I’m wrong about build 10240 (the build released to Insiders) being the official Windows 10 RTM. Build 10240 is the RTM, but not in the traditional sense.

    Ever since news broke of Windows 10 reaching the RTM (Release to Manufacturing) milestone of development, my inbox has been full of people claiming that I’m wrong about build 10240 (the build released to Insiders) being the official Windows 10 RTM. Build 10240 is the RTM, but not in the traditional sense.


    For the last 30 years, when developing a new version of Windows, Microsoft eventually hits a point in which they are finished with development. This is known as the RTM milestone, a point in which Microsoft signs-off the version of Windows they have been working on and gives it out to OEMs and Partners. In the past, this was a very big and very physical affair. In 2002, when Windows XP hit RTM, it was sent to OEMs on a golden disk via helicopter, a freaking helicopter!


    These days, it’s a little less exciting. With Windows 7, Microsoft announced that it had hit RTM via a blog post on its official Windows Blog, which is no longer available. The same happened with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 as well. Traditionally, Microsoft would hit RTM with a version of Windows months before the operating system was even scheduled for release.

    Source

    :)
     
    swarfega, Jul 21, 2015
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  2. Teemosan Win User

    What is the RTM version of Windows 10?

    I think I sorta understand what you're saying maybe Windows 10: RTM is dead (sorta) -- Long live Windows as a Service :)

    I should install the non RTM one
     
    Teemosan, Jul 21, 2015
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  3. Roy 59er Win User
    Information about the end of Windows Phone 8.1 support!

    The King is dead long live the king
     
    Roy 59er, Jul 21, 2015
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  4. LEE
    Lee Win User

    Windows 10: RTM is dead (sorta) -- Long live Windows as a Service

    . . .again another confusing article or blog. . ."Service" what is meant by that word or term, and just because MS has stated they are finished with development doesn't mean 101240 is RTM. Maybe they are not going to release a RTM just the final. . .who knows; not me. . .*Smile
     
  5. Superfly Win User
    Superfly, Jul 21, 2015
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  6. See to me, this is how I always saw the situation. To me, "as a service" never had anything to do with pay structure; just the delivery method.. I thought of the product being upgraded the same way as Mac OS X. It has evolved slowly into a different animal since March 2000. But it will be delivered similarly to Google Chrome. Some seemed to think I was not aware of what I spoke of, but it seems to be materializing as I thought.
     
    Jody Thornton, Jul 21, 2015
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  7. DavidY Win User
    Along the same lines...

    Full article on Thurrott.com: https://www.thurrott.com/windows/win...microsoft-says
     
    DavidY, Jul 22, 2015
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  8. Windows 10: RTM is dead (sorta) -- Long live Windows as a Service

    I can't see the text on the OPs post on dark theme (TenForums general settings), I'm going to have to switch back to normal. Just something to keep in mind...
     
    fracking4oil, Jul 22, 2015
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  9. groze Win User
    @fracking4oil
    No need to switch back, just highlight the text with a mouse
     
    groze, Jul 22, 2015
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  10. LEE
    Lee Win User
    *Ditto
     
  11. Basically "Windows 10" will remain in beta stage forever and MS will continue to issue patches, fixes and new feature add-ons ( mandatory) via Windows update. I have an odd feeling that consumer editions of 10 will be buggy as it may be patched with untested updates. Enterprise edition will be more stable as it may only receive properly tested updates.
     
    Anshad Edavana, Jul 22, 2015
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  12. Phone Man Win User
    MS has stated that the Insider program will continue and the updates will be sent to the Insiders for testing before they are released to the public.

    Jim *Cool
     
    Phone Man, Jul 22, 2015
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  13. jimbo45 Win User

    Windows 10: RTM is dead (sorta) -- Long live Windows as a Service

    Hi there

    This would imply that if you are an Insider you will get / keep a FREE (or several FREE) versions of W10 indefinitely.

    Seems a great way if you don't mind getting the odd "Pre-Beta" update or two --particular if you aren't running "Mission Critical" stuff on your PC's (and who usually runs Mission Critical stuff on a HOME PC anyway).

    So long as you regularly backup your OS - and any critical data say office docs / email stuff and are careful with online Banking I can't see any problem.

    Seems Ms is being Over generous here --remember "....There's no such thing as a Free Lunch ....."

    Still I for one am not complaining -- I'm currently running ACTIVATED 10240 build on 6 machines !!! so Ms I'm willing to keep in the Insider program.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Jul 22, 2015
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  14. 24C
    24c Win User
    2 installs here, will stay on the Insider program - a new experience which should be fun.
    Jimbo - your quoted comment is the key - backups and more backups.
     
  15. Cr00zng Win User
    One could argue that previous versions of Windows were/are in beta stage as well, since they did and will receive "patches, fixes and new feature add-ons" for the supported life-cycle of the OS.

    The difference is the mandatory update for for certain versions of Windows 10 and its presently undefined life-cycle. The chances are that these are subject to change, depending on Microsoft's experience with the new way of supporting the OS...
     
    Cr00zng, Jul 22, 2015
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