Microsoft's Windows 10 OS, which is slated to launch this summer for desktops, may possibly be the last Windows operating system from the company.

The beans were spilled by none other than a company employee, Jerry Nixon, at Microsoft's ongoing Ignite conference, which is being held in Chicago. Nixon mentioned that Microsoft was not planning any new Windows OS versions in the near term.

"Right now we're releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we're all still working on Windows 10," said Nixon.

Nixon also revealed that Microsoft was working on the base for Windows 10 covertly in 2014 when it introduced Windows 8.1. With the philosophy of "Windows as a service" for the future, Nixon also divulged that Microsoft was looking to push out updates regularly for Windows 10 rather than introduce new versions of the operating system. Nixon also elaborated on how the same would operate.

A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to The Verge the company's impending plans and approach, validating Nixon's comments.

"Recent comments at Ignite about Windows 10 are reflective of the way Windows will be delivered as a service bringing new innovations and updates in an ongoing manner, with continuous value for our consumer and business customers," said the Microsoft spokesperson. "We aren't speaking to future branding at this time, but customers can be confident Windows 10 will remain up-to-date and power a variety of devices from PCs to phones to Surface Hub to HoloLens and Xbox. We look forward to a long future of Windows innovations."

Additionally, Microsoft has let on that its Patch Tuesdays would be eliminated and will be replaced by an update sequence that is 24/7. Users will have the option of slow or fast rollouts, i.e., they can either get the updates in bundles or as soon as Microsoft releases the same.

Microsoft is also reportedly testing Windows 10 preview builds with willing people. Moreover, the Mail and Xbox apps have been designed to accept regular updates each month. Office for the impending OS is also expected to benefit from regular software updates — just like the mobile variant.

Windows 10 OS for desktops is set for a release this summer. Tablets, mobiles, Xbox One and HoloLens are anticipated to benefit from the OS later in 2015.

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