It’s a humbling and amazing thing to work on Windows, which is used by over 1.5 billion people in every country of the world. From kids playing with computers for the first time, to writers and journalists, to engineers, to gamers, to CEOs, at some point Windows has empowered all of us.Windows 10 represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows. Windows 10 unlocks new experiences for customers to work, play and connect. Windows 10 embodies what our customers (both consumers and enterprises) demand and what we will deliver.Windows 10 will run across an incredibly broad set of devices – from the Internet of Things, to servers in enterprise datacenters worldwide. Some of these devices have 4 inch screens – some have 80 inch screens – and some don’t have screens at all. Some of these devices you hold in your hand, others are ten feet away. Some of these devices you primarily use touch/pen, others mouse/keyboard, others controller/gesture – and some devices can switch between input types.
Reasons behind longer Released
Microsoft said that As we progress towards the imminent launch of Windows 10, one would naturally expect to see builds becoming more and more stable, but if Microsoft pushes out builds at a faster rate, they would include more bugs, and Microsoft has been cautious about pushing out builds to the fast ring. With some of the new functionality added to the builds, Microsoft simply needs more time to polish them before releasing the build to the public. The company has even considered an even faster than fast ring for Insiders.
People like to ask for precise release dates of new builds and are instead given a general time frame, i.e. “soon”. But it’s not that simple for Microsoft. In fact, the software giant claims that revealing a fixed date is counter-intuitive and would result in builds getting released slower and with less new content. The reasons being that announcing a fixed date would mean the company is confident in hitting it, but should they fail to be ready to do so, it would be frustrating and distracting.
Builds would also come out at a slower rate because the company would include the extra time needed to test and fix bugs before release. And should they complete the build and fix bugs before they hit the announced release date, they would then hold on to the build instead of ship it immediately. Without announcing a fixed date, build simply come out as soon as they’re ready.
PC’s would crash and burn. Yes, people were warned that the builds aren’t finalized, and could lead to possible data loss and at worst case, hardware failure, but obviously that wasn’t enough to deter millions of people from installing the builds. So Microsoft still has to be cautious about what they put out.