There is a lot of speculation online about Microsoft not preparing ever to release a Windows 11 operating system. While it sounds ridiculous at first glance, it could actually be true if we look at how the tech giant is treating its Windows 10.
Tons of updates are received regularly by the latest operating system, which points to the idea that the speculation can actually be a reality.
Microsoft started yesterday (March 30) to roll out a new update that fixes connectivity issues reported by VPN and proxy users. The problem stopped several apps from connecting to the internet, as well as making Windows to show a no connection status.
The update applies for versions 1909, 1903, 1809, 1803, and 1709
The new update applies for the versions mentioned-above of Windows 10, and the release notes for the update says:
“Addresses an issue that might display a limited or no internet connection status in the notification area on devices that use a manual or auto-configured proxy, especially with a virtual private network (VPN). Additionally, this issue might prevent some devices from connecting to the internet using applications that use WinHTTP or WinINet.”
However, this is only an optional update, and Microsoft obviously recommends to install it only if your copy of Windows 10 made you experience issues mentioned above.
Next major update is expected in April
With Microsoft planning to improve its latest operating system permanently, the next major update for Windows 10 is dubbed 20H1, and it will land by April if it all goes according to the plan. If we’re lucky, we might even see it arriving in late March.
The main highlight expected from the 20H1 update is a new tool that allows the user to ditch the ‘reserved storage’ allowance. For those who don’t know, reserved storage allocation is a portion of the drive which the operating system puts aside for critical system and driver updates.
As you can easily conclude, the future looks bright for Windows 10, and we might not need a Windows 11 at all.
Brian Dan is just getting his feet wet as a tech reporter but has already had his work featured in many major publications including Tech Spot and Tech Crunch. In regards to academics, Brian earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Brian has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.