Windows 9 is common very soon, but the dates of release are still kept under the wraps. The launch of Windows 9 is all set to wipe out the era of Windows 8, which was considered to be a one-size-fits-all operating system.
Windows 8: The Past is Far Behind
Windows 8 is simply not doing the best. In fact, there are more Windows XP users than Windows 8 users. Windows 8 was supposed to be an all-in-one system—great for tablets; great for laptop; and best for desktops. Windows 8 was designed to cater to all devices, but with one version of Windows for all devices, was a real bad idea.
Windows 9: The Better Version in the Making
The shortcomings of Windows 8 have prompted Microsoft to come up with Windows 9, which is code named Threshold. This version is touted to be a monstrous success due to several reasons.
- #1 Reason: There is a huge demand for Windows PCs in the market, which are simply taking a pass with Windows 8. There are thousands and thousands of PCs that are running on Windows 7 and they simply refuse to upgrade to Windows 8.
- #2 Reason: Microsoft is learning from its mistakes which they have made in Windows 8. So, invariably, Windows 9 will be overcoming the shortcomings and the inadequacies of Windows 8.
- #3 Reason: Low Costs: If rumours are to be believed, then Microsoft is planning to price the Windows 9 in a low price bracket so that it can capture the existing and the new market opportunities. It is also believed that there would be some concessions for existing Windows 8 users.
What You can Expect from Windows 9
There are speculations that the Start Menu, which was lost into oblivion in Windows 8, will be revived in Windows 9. The lovely charm bar of the Windows 8 is supposedly going to disappear. Although there are some leaked specifications of Windows 9 on the internet, they cannot be termed as accurate. There are rumors that Microsoft may offer Windows 9 absolutely free to enterprise users. Why? Well, there are thousands of enterprises that simply refuse to migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 8 or 8.1. Windows 9 is supposed to deliver a wonderful experience on touch screen as well as non-touch screen devices.
Although there is no official communication on the features and specifications of Windows 9 OS, there have been many leaks in the past few months that have hinted at different features and interfaces for the different kinds of devices available in the market. In fact, there is a possibility for a version of Windows 9 for hybrid PCs as well.
Windows 9 is all set to bring an optimized interface for input device users on hybrid tablets, laptops and desktops. Like all launches, the Windows 9 OS will be launched for developer or technical preview and then the consumer preview will be rolled out. Going by the time taken to market for the predecessor operating systems, it seems that the full release of Windows 9 is only possible early next year.
Currently, Microsoft is sending out invites to enterprises and power users (mainly technical) for a grand event on 30th September 2014. After this event, most people will have a fair idea of what Windows 9 and its features. There are mixed opinions on what will be added and what will be deleted to the Windows platform. Only time will tell what is in store for the tech geeks and the masses.