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Microsoft already working on next-gen operating system?

Windows 10 is a fundamental shift from Microsoft's previous practice of developing and releasing operating systems for client and server devices.

Windows as a Service changes the development and release model by publishing a continuous stream of feature updates to the operating system opposed to publishing feature updates as service packs or individual updates.

Microsoft releases two feature updates per year which introduce changes, new features, and improvements to Windows 10 devices. Updates are delivered to Windows Insider devices first before they are pushed to home user devices and later on to devices running Pro or Enterprise versions of Windows 10 provided that they have been configured to delay feature updates.

Microsoft's Next-Generation operating system

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A recent press release by Synaptics, named, Synaptics, AMD Collaborate on Enterprise-Grade Biometric PC Security for Next-Generation Microsoft Operating System, suggests that Microsoft is working on a next-generation operating system already (spotted by Günter Born).

The press release does not reveal much about Microsoft's Next-Generation operating system other than that it will support Enterprise-Grade Biometric PC Security and that Microsoft appears to be working on a "biometric security OS" that includes Windows Hello.

Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leading developer of human interface solutions, together with AMD, today announced a joint initiative centered on delivering a new industry benchmark in highly-secure biometric fingerprint authentication for enterprise/commercial and consumer notebook PCs based on next-generation AMD Ryzen™ Mobile platform and Microsoft’s next-generation operating system. The collaboration brings a new level of security for AMD-based laptops by leveraging Synaptics’ unique FS7600 Match-in-Sensor™ fingerprint sensor technology with powerful AMD Ryzen Mobile processors, and Microsoft’s forthcoming biometric security OS including Windows Hello.

The press release leaves many questions unanswered. Microsoft revealed in 2015 that Windows 10 will be the last operating system but that meant merely that Microsoft would not release a Windows 360 three years after general availability.

The next-generation Microsoft operating system could just be a reference to a future version of Windows 10 that Microsoft develops. Considering that AMD-based laptops powered by Ryzen Mobile and Windows Hello are mentioned in the press release, it seems likely that this is indeed the case.

Windows 10 will be supported until at least 2025 according to Microsoft (even though support is not guaranteed for individual hardware configurations). You can check out our overview of the latest Windows updates and service packs here.

I would not rule out the development of a next generation operating system but if that is indeed the case, it would likely be a specialized operating system as Microsoft would not want it to compete directly with Windows 10.

To sum it up: Microsoft's next-generation operating system is most likely a reference to future versions of Windows 10 and not an entirely new operating system that Microsoft develops.

Now You: What do you think Microsoft's Next-Generation operating system refers to?

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A recent press release by Synaptics suggests that Microsoft is working on a next-generation operating system already.
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  1. Dave said on July 12, 2018 at 7:17 am
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    I think your focusing on the wrong part of the story. This “Enterprise-Grade Biometric PC Security” is what concerns me.

    Not satisifed with our digital data, now they have plans to harvest and profit off our biometric data as well :(

  2. Roger W said on July 12, 2018 at 7:31 am
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    I swear I was a bit sleepy when I started reading this article and I read the first line as “Windows 10 is a fundamental sh*t from Microsoft” and I was like damn, that was epic! That had to be one of the most articulate bashing of Windows 10 in form of a one-liner. heh

    But jokes apart, maybe the article referred to a version of Window 10 that will be thoroughly redone to incorporate most security features of mobile OSes. Either way, its exciting news. Just hope they don’t change too much.

  3. Yuliya said on July 12, 2018 at 9:47 am
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    Windows 10 RT

  4. Paul(us0 said on July 12, 2018 at 10:59 am
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    Software support up to 2025 for Windows 10 that will be a ferry strange experience when that really happen

    Concerning there new operating system I personly think that the most logical thought is after watching Micorosft behavior over the last decades that there going, for a modular operating system.
    I am even quite sure that Microsoft their prices will become staggering because they will, even more, update and with every new update Microsoft will present you with a new price ticket.
    Needless to say that Microsoft will make it so that you have to upgrade because otherwise, your software will not work anymore.

    Also, hardware configuration will be more vulnerable because it’s logical that software supporting your brand-new hardware according to Microsoft will be a matter of the hardware supplier who has to pay, an individual fee to Microsoft so that they will let happen that the hardware can work together with the software.
    And do you think that will happen or do you think Microsoft will start there one line of hardware? What do you think is more likely?

    Sadly I can’t give anything less than a very grim future which will await us Microsoft wise.
    I mean when your not a shareholder of Microsoft it will be a ferry grim future.
    Hopefully Raspberry Pi will become even more sophisticated and Linux and Unix will also flourish.
    And even so important I think is that hopefully, Microsoft will not succeed in becoming the only hardware supplier.

  5. Anders said on July 12, 2018 at 1:18 pm
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    The title should be “Microsoft announces another crapware spyos”.

  6. SUW10 said on July 12, 2018 at 1:20 pm
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    How come next gen MS OS. MSFT said Windows 10 will be the last OS.
    While the first versions of windows 10 are even no longer beeing supported.

    1. Davin Peterson said on July 12, 2018 at 1:55 pm
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      Yes, they only support versions for 2 years

  7. Davin Peterson said on July 12, 2018 at 1:55 pm
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    Previously, it was said the Windows 10 would be the last version of Windows because it is updated with new features twice a year using the subscription as a service model. So, they no longer need to release a new Windows every 4 years.

  8. Anonymous said on July 12, 2018 at 2:12 pm
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    Can someone please sit all the “biometric access” folks down and ask them one simple question. How often have you had to change your password? That is a simple process.

    If your biometric signature is compromised, getting a new set of eyes, altering one’s voice, having one’s fingerprints changed, or rearranging the eye-eye-nose triangle is a tad more difficult.

    I’m also not happy about the idea that if biometric security is guarding something truly valuable, fingers may be cut off to acquire the fingerprint, or eyes cut out to fool the eye scanner.

    Biometric security should be a non-starter. Throw it away and find something else with a future.

    1. MikeMic said on July 12, 2018 at 3:55 pm
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      “Biometric security should be a non-starter. Throw it away and find something else with a future”

      Huh ? Passwords maybe ?

      Although : https://xkcd.com/538/

    2. Henk said on July 12, 2018 at 10:10 pm
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      Biometric security can never be the only (exclusive) kind of secure access. Companies will always need to provide some other kind of access security as a fallback, using secondary passwords, phone checks or whatever.

      Without any such fallback options, (for example) accounts of a deceased person would become permanently inaccessible for their relatives and heirs.

    3. jack the cutter said on July 12, 2018 at 10:28 pm
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      “… fingers may be cut off to acquire the fingerprint, or eyes cut out to fool the eye scanner.”

      This will open a brand new marketplace in the darknet … It’s Capitalism, stupid!

    4. John Fenderson said on July 12, 2018 at 10:31 pm
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      “Biometric security should be a non-starter.”

      Indeed it should, for a whole ton of reasons. Unfortunately, smartphone manufacturers insist on convincing people that it’s a great idea, even though it’s the exact opposite of that.

  9. Anonymous said on July 12, 2018 at 5:40 pm
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    Not only Microsoft working in that direction, the whole america is also working hard to make the planet better.

    1. Anonymous said on July 13, 2018 at 4:17 am
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      You forgot to put a sarcasm tag. Some people might not get it.

      1. Anonymous said on July 13, 2018 at 6:38 am
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        Another next-gen tag worse than biometry > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto
        Ask me if you need more..

      2. Anonymous said on July 13, 2018 at 6:52 am
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        Even Mozilla is with Google and Microsoft on that next-gen project > https://fidoalliance.org/fido2/
        Yes, Mozilla itself, working hard on security (tag here?).

      3. Anonymous said on July 13, 2018 at 7:43 am
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        “A recent press release by Synaptics, named, Synaptics, AMD Collaborate on Enterprise-Grade Biometric PC Security for Next-Generation Microsoft Operating System, suggests that Microsoft is working on a next-generation operating system already (spotted by Günter Born).”

        All these firms working hard on security in collaboration with Synaptics boasting its benefactors:
        https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/12/11/hp_synaptics_keylogger/ (tag here?)

  10. ULBoom said on July 13, 2018 at 6:30 am
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    Linux from my perspective.
    Windows quit evolving with 7.
    10 is 7 with 33.33% more junk to turn off.

    I don’t think any of the big players know where they’re going long term; phones disrupted things so much, I doubt there are many users who spend more time with laptops, desktops, etc., than they do with phones. Win RT was a spectacular flop. As media devices, phones are not very good; convenient but too small. Laptops with great displays might drive some interest. I have a nice one with a 4K display that’s not even close to the best 1080’s I’ve seen, it’s vastly better. Make a cheap one. Who knows?

    I spent two hours hours tonight watching one of the kids play xbox minecraft on the big TV with two phones playing minecraft youtube vids at the same time, earbud from each phone in both ears. How do you do market research on people like that?
    “What do you like best?”
    “All of it!” “I don’t know!” “I like Minecraft!” ‘Is it raining?”

    Meanwhile, the dog was chewing a plastic bone and a tennis ball at the same time; maybe I’m the weird one.

  11. Anonymous said on July 13, 2018 at 7:25 pm
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    Microsoft claimed the same thing with Windows 10. This is just more marketing fluff from them.

  12. Moonchild said on July 15, 2018 at 5:52 pm
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    Am I the only person who thinks that mentioning “biometric security OS” and “Windows Hello” in a single breath is a paradox?
    How are you going to have (biometric) high security in a system that is going to be connected to an (external) Windows Hello service?

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