Microsoft has long maintained that its operating system will be a free and open-source operating system.
But the company hasn’t given up the dream of becoming a full-fledged company.
At a Windows 10 developer event today, Microsoft execs discussed the company’s plans for its own operating system and whether it will ever offer an equivalent offering to the Mac.
Microsoft says it’s still considering whether it wants to offer its own OS, but its focus right now is on making the platform the best it can be.
“We’ve been working hard to make sure that Windows 10 has a truly free and easy-to-use experience for everyone, whether they’re using it to run apps, or to run Windows-powered enterprise apps, and that we can get people to really enjoy it,” Microsoft Chief Operating Officer Brad Smith said.
“We want to make Windows the most important operating system on the planet.”
The announcement was the latest in a string of moves Microsoft has made to boost its image and boost its market share over the past year.
In January, Microsoft announced a deal to acquire startup Trello, a free productivity suite that Microsoft acquired last year.
And Microsoft last month announced a new service that allows Windows users to take notes with their smartphones and tablets.