Perhaps there is info on this someplace else, but I thought I'd ask here for people's thoughts. Windows 10 is one year old now. Microsoft has said Windows 10 will be the last Windows. Microsoft has also said support for Windows 10 will end on October 13 2020. Does this mean Microsoft is getting out of the OS business, or OS support side? Will they launch something new like they did with IE to Edge? Will they copy Apples OSX and just have names for supported updates (Or whatever Apple does)? Here are some things I have read that make me think Microsoft is working on something bigger. (the key word being "something" and that could be "anything") These are just rumors I have not confirmed : Microsoft is making new installs of updated Windows 10 on computers using older CPUs not possible. Apparently when the OS is installing it will check the CPUs (aka silicon) manufacture date, if it's "too old" the OS will not install, or at the very least Microsoft will not offer support for it. Apple has hinted that it may move away from using Intel CPUs. So what, right? Well before OSX Mac's used Motorola RISC based CPUs. when Apple moved to OSX (Unix based OS) they also moved to Intel's x86 Based CPUs. If Apple is thinking about creating a new processor, so might Intel. Let face the fact that x86 processors are about 40 years old. Something 'new' from Intel would surely mean all new software, and OSs. Think about it, Windows 10 is using the NT kernal, and the NT kernal is based on the OS/2 kernal, and OS/2 is old. If Microsoft calls a Windows replacement OS/3 I will laugh harder then when Intel named the new Pentium processor the Pentium II. There are other things I've read, but they currently slip my mind. Perhaps Microsoft will simply stop selling Windows directly to consumers, meaning no more DYI with Windows?