Microsoft has told Windows 10 preview users to fasten their seat belts, as it promises to pick up the release pace of its builds.
Members of the Windows Insider programme have been twiddling their thumbs, with the last build being released a staggering seven weeks ago, but yesterday, Microsoft's Gabe Aul took to Twitter and said, "No new build today, but we will be posting an announcement in Insider Hub. Suggesting people who want lower risk to move to Slow."
Aul was referring to the two tier program that Microsoft runs, allowing the more adventurous testers access to early stage code in the Fast ring, while those looking for a more stable experience can choose the Slow programme. However, 50% of nothing is nothing and for nearly 2 months, both rings have been sat waiting for Godot.
The Windows Insider Hub app, available on Windows 10, had this to say:
"We've heard your feedback asking for more frequent builds--and as Gabe mentioned in his recent blog post, we've probably been too conservative about pushing builds to the Fast ring for Windows Insiders. So we're preparing to speed up the build releases for those who want to live life in the Fast lane. The good news is that Insiders who choose Fast will be getting fresher code, with all of the features and fixes, more often. The potential downside is that as we go faster, the builds will likely include more bugs with fewer workarounds. If this doesn't sound like something you want to deal with, now is your time to switch to Slow."
One of the most anticipated features yet to be released is the Spartan browser – Microsoft's attempt to regain some kind of foothold in the browser market it once dominated. The new lightweight browser will see the much-ridiculed Internet Explorer resigned to the scrapheap.