What's in a name?
So a lot of great comments here, I too do not look forward to a forced-march subscription model that's being floated here. I can't imagine what that means for our enterprise, quarterly patches for servers are already a day of pain. Now we'll get constant rolling updates of servers AND workstations? Great.
But the name: Oh Microsoft, why do you have to make the naming *WORSE*? It's not like the path was convoluted enough...
(Windows 3.1, 95, NT, 2000, XP, 7, 8.1, 10)
But now the new version is simply called "Windows", making it considerably more difficult for techies to discuss which version they are running.
Now when someone asks "What systems are you running?" it will require /more/ exchanges to discern that you are just running the "Windows" version of Windows. "Windows 'Windows'" perhaps. ... WinSquared.
It's not like they could have chosen "Windows Infinity", or "Windows Silver", or "Windows Rolling Update", or "Window Terminal", or "Windows FuckYou We Own Your Ass Now", or "Windows Sprawl", or "Windows Sauron" or something *specific* with which we could actually refer to it. They have to call it the one sole word that is common to ALL Windows releases since 1993... thereby forcing techies to have a longer conversation about which fucking version they are talking about. No more shorthand ("W2008"), now always ever more will you have to have a a multi-lined conversation as you try to discern /exactly/ which version you are running.
Thanks Microsoft. You autistic jerks.