Posts Tagged ‘Windows 9’

Windows 10 Preview Downloads and Information

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Reading between the lines, could it be that Microsoft considers Windows 8.1 to have been Windows 9?

Microsoft has launched its Windows Insider Program a moment ago which lets you test new Windows versions before they are released, and in today’s case a preview version of Windows 10. It’s interesting to note that it seems possible to download the Windows 10 Preview without signing up for the program.  In fact, if you sign up for it and visit the download page afterwards, you can only download a 4 Megabyte executable file instead of ISO images only at first.

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Windows 9 to be Free for Windows 8 Users?

Monday, September 29th, 2014

If this rumor turns out to be true, then it really speaks volumes about the unpopularity of Windows 8.

A rumor has been floating around on the Internet for some time now that suggested that Microsoft will make available its upcoming client operating system Windows 9 for free to some or even all Windows users. Microsoft, as is the case with all rumors about company products, has not confirmed or denied the rumor which meant that it has not been verified up until now.

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What the Leaked Windows 9 Screenshots Reveal about the Operating System

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Here’s a sneak peek at the upcoming version of Windows … and it looks like we might be getting the Start Menu back again.

Screenshots of Microsoft’s upcoming operating system Windows 9 leaked yesterday on the German website ComputerBase. Microsoft calls this build Windows Technical Preview and the build number is 9834 (Windows 8.1 is 9600). It’s interesting to note that the 9 is missing in the name. While that does not have to mean anything, it could mean that the operating system will be launched under a different name after all (simply Windows for instance).

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10 Programs that Microsoft should Integrate into Windows 9

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Several of these programs do sound pretty useful … but I’d be satisfied if Microsoft would just stop trying to force the touch screen interface down our collective throats.

Microsoft has not revealed a lot about its upcoming operating system Windows 9 but from the tidbits the company has released and rumors it appears as if it will be closer to Windows 7 than it is to Windows 8 interface-wise on the desktop. Since this is somewhat of a restart, Microsoft could use it to integrate programs into Windows 9 that improve the operating system considerably for desktop users.

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Microsoft may be on a right path in regards to Windows 9

Monday, August 11th, 2014

It would help if Microsoft would start listening to what its customers say they need, instead of telling customers what they need.

When Microsoft released Windows 8 in 2012 it quickly became clear that the operating system was not performing as well as Microsoft hoped it would. Windows 8 was not a new Windows 7 sales-wise and the operating system gained usage share slowly as a consequence.

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Should you Upgrade Windows XP Now, or Wait for Windows 9?

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Here’s some advice regarding a decision that about one third of all PC users will soon have to make …

Windows XP users need to make a decision next month. When Microsoft ends extended support for the operating system, millions of PC systems running XP will not receive any security updates anymore from the company. While that may not be a problem depending on how the computer is used, for instance only locally, or as a better typewriter, it can be an issue if it is connected to the Internet.

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Rumor: Windows 9 to be Released in April 2015

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Here’s a rumor that you’ve probably already heard … let’s just hope they get it right this time.

If you compare how Windows 8 has been doing until now to how Windows 7 did in its first two years of existence, you will come to the conclusion that it did not do as well. Some say it failed as much as Windows Vista did, and while there are certainly similarities between the two operating systems, it is an unfair comparison. While Vista and 8 shipped after hugely successful Windows versions, XP and 7 to be precise, the why they failed is different.

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Windows XP Users Will Still Get Some Security-Related Updates After April 8, 2014

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

It’s always surprising to see how many folks still use Windows XP. The last I read, about 30% of PC users still rely on XP … about three times as many users as Windows 8 has attracted!

While still a rumor, it is likely that Microsoft will release Windows 9 in April 2015 or at least around that month. The core reason for that is to move away from Windows 8 as many associate failure with it. I would not go as far, but it appears as if Microsoft bet big on touch and mobile, a unified platform, and Windows RT, but largely ignored the company’s core user base on the desktop.

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Windows 9 to be Released in November 2014?

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Wow! So there might be a new Windows version in 2014? And here I am, still trying to convince myself that Windows 8 isn’t all that bad …

We do not know a lot about the operating system that is coming after Windows 8. It has been rumored for a while that Microsoft wants to reduce the time span between operating system releases considerably, and one of the technologies that got mentioned in this regard over and over again is Windows Blue.

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