Getting To Know Windows 9
Microsoft seems to make desperate attempts to revive after reeling under recent damages to its image due to the largely unpopular operating system, Windows 8. After immense success of Windows 7, Windows 8 came into line of fire because it was entirely different from all the predecessor versions. Not only was the latest version unconventional and non-intuitive, Windows 8 hugely favors touch screen users over normal keyboard and mouse users. Even the latest Windows 8 upgrade did not seem to address this situation. Now, Microsoft is relying on Windows 9 to repair the damage and repair the slide in PC sales.
Ever since rumors started flying around that Windows 9 will be released sometime in 2015, every user wants to know if this version would feature a Start menu and how it would look like. Other rumors are afloat that suggest Windows 9 sales model would be different from all previous versions and would work on a subscription basis.
All major sources suggest Microsoft will be releasing Windows 9 in either the second or the third quarter of 2015. However, none of these rumours have been confirmed by Microsoft, which dodges every instance of release dates. Even the BUILD 2014 conference, which shows the latest products and services from Microsoft, did not receive any special mention about Windows 9. However, this conference did feature a sneak peek into the Start menu, which is expected to feature in the next update of Windows 8.1.
Mary Jo Foley, renowned journalist who specializes in analyzing strategies of Microsoft and WZOR, an infamous hacker group whose reveals have been true in the past, have both predicted the next operating system will be free to install and use, and that certain apps and features would cost you on a subscription basis, something that has never been attempted before.
What To Expect In Windows 9
Microsoft has finally caved in to the demands of users and brought back the Start menu in both the future versions of Windows 8 upgrade and Windows 9. The Start menu featured in Windows 8.1 upgrade 2 will show valuable insights into how Windows 9 Start screen would look like. From the leaked screenshots circulating online, it is certain that Microsoft went for a ‘best of both worlds’ approach and merged together the Start menu of Windows 7 and Tiles present in the Metro style Windows 8 Start screen.
Ease of use and intuitiveness of the new updated version will be known only once the Windows 9 beta version releases. Till then, all we can do is bide time and wait for some new ‘Leaks’ to come along.
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