this is a linux forum, i know, but it also is a place where we complain about other os, even knowing it is basically against the rules
still, there is acase where the windows world releases a pearl like windows 8(that is more dirt than nacre) or like this one
"Way back in August, three months before the release of Windows 8, we learnt about the existence of a project at Microsoft codenamed Blue. At the time it wasn’t clear whether this was Windows 9, or some kind of interim update/service pack for Windows 8. Now, if unnamed sources are to be believed, Windows Blue is both of those things: a major update to Windows 8, and also the beginning of a major shift that will result in a major release of Windows every 12 months — just like Apple’s OS X.
This information stems from The Verge, which cites several anonymous sources who are “familiar with Microsoft’s plans.” According to these insiders, Blue will roll out mid-2013, and will be very cheap — or possibly even free"
"Perhaps more important, though, is the shift to a 12-month release cadence. Historically, Microsoft has released a major version of Windows every few years, with the intervening periods populated with stability — and security-oriented service packs. Now it seems that Microsoft wants to move to an OS X-like system, where new and exciting features will be added on an annual basis. In turn, Microsoft will drop the price of these releases — probably to around $25, just like OS X."http://www.extremetech.com/computing/141676-windows-blue-microsofts-plan-to-release-new-windows-every-year
if licenses become this cheap, what this could mean to everyone? new markets?
also if the os becomes a endless update, would this make windows less bad and become a direct competitor to linux?