Windows 9 New Features Cortana

After the new Start menu, this might be Windows 9’s second killer feature

By on August 11, 2014 at 1:16 PM.

After the new Start menu, this might be Windows 9’s second killer feature

The return of the Start menu and other core desktop features is enough to make many PC users excited for Windows 9’s big release next year but now Neowin reports that Microsoft’s next big OS is getting another killer feature: Cortana. More →

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Windows 9 Features and Release Date

Expect some major changes in Windows 9, and not just the new Start menu

By on August 7, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

Expect some major changes in Windows 9, and not just the new Start menu

Microsoft already confirmed that the Start menu will not be returning to Windows 8.1 via a special “Update 2,” thus suggesting that Windows 9 will actually bring back the Start menu – after all, Microsoft did confirm at Build that it listened to Windows users and committed to resurrecting the Start menu. However, Windows 9 will have several other major features and new user interface elements compared to Windows 8.1, various publications have learned. More →

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Windows 9 Free Update

Microsoft may do the unthinkable to make you dump XP, Vista and Windows 7

By on August 4, 2014 at 9:10 AM.

Microsoft may do the unthinkable to make you dump XP, Vista and Windows 7

Windows is one of Microsoft’s main money makers, and the company is interested in seeing as many current Windows users move to its latest operating system as possible. However, no matter what the company does, there still are plenty of users who are on older Windows versions, including Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. ZDNet has learned that Microsoft may be working on a huge Windows 9 surprise to convince reluctant users to finally move to the latest Windows operating system available. More →

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Windows 9 for Desktop, Smartphone and Xbox

Windows 9: One OS to rule all devices

By on July 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

Windows 9: One OS to rule all devices

Unlike Apple, which thinks merging iOS and OS X would be a “waste of energy,” Microsoft wants one single Windows operating system to be available to all its device users, whether they’re Windows Phone handset owners, Xbox fans, or rely on a Windows computer for work or play. Business Insider reports that CEO Satya Nadella said on the company’s FQ4 earnings conference call that a future version of Windows will merge all current Windows versions, becoming an “operating system that covers all screen sizes.” More →

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Windows 9 Start Menu Feature

Leaked screenshots show the the new Start Menu in Windows 9

By on July 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Leaked screenshots show the the new Start Menu in Windows 9

One of the main features Windows 9 is expected to offer users is the return of the Start menu, which Windows users are anxiously waiting for, and Myce has obtained new screenshots showing it. Initially expected to arrive in Windows 8 Update 2 that’s said to launch on August 12, the Start menu is now said to only be ready next year, when Windows 9 “Threshold” is released. More →

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Windows 9 Release Date

Windows 9 is actually what Microsoft wants to sell you

By on July 14, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Windows 9 is actually what Microsoft wants to sell you

Microsoft will reportedly announce Windows 9 this fall, Russian hacker group WZor said on a forum last week, following the launch of Windows 8.1 Update 2, which will be the last major update Windows 8 will receive. Windows 8.1 Update 2 is expected to be released by mid-August, and while the OS will get subsequent updates, no new features will be added to Windows 8.1. Instead, Microsoft will focus on its next major product it wants to sell buyers, which is Windows 9. More →

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Opinions
Windows 8 Vs. Windows 9

Dear Microsoft: I am begging you to make sure Windows 9 doesn’t suck

By on July 8, 2014 at 4:08 PM.

Dear Microsoft: I am begging you to make sure Windows 9 doesn’t suck

My old HP laptop has finally bitten the dust and a techie friend is offering to help me build my own PC this summer to replace it. My plan was originally to install Windows 7 on the machine and keep it there until Microsoft released Windows 9 next spring, at which point I’d try it out to see if it would make for a suitable upgrade. More →

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Microsoft Windows 9 Features

New details show how Microsoft will make you love Windows 9

By on June 30, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

New details show how Microsoft will make you love Windows 9

The polarized reaction to Windows 8 showed why Microsoft is finding itself in a tight spot: How can it move Windows into the touch-centric world of smartphones and tablets without alienating its core desktop users who still interact with their computers primarily with a mouse and keyboard? The answer, as reported by ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, is to redesign the OS to make Windows more context aware and make it behave differently depending on the form factor it’s being used on. More →

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Windows 9 Price and Release Date

Windows 9 might come as a free download, but only to certain users

By on June 23, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

Windows 9 might come as a free download, but only to certain users

Microsoft will release a second major Windows 8.1 update this year – Windows 8.1 Update 2 – which will be available free of charge to Windows 8.1 Update 1 users, hacker group WZOR has revealed. The group also says that Microsoft will sell Windows 8.1 Update 2 for an affordable price to Windows users who are running earlier Windows versions on their machines and want to upgrade to the latest OS version. More →

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Windows 8.1 Update Windows 9 Details

Here are the latest details on Windows 9 and Microsoft’s other major Windows updates

By on June 19, 2014 at 1:05 PM.

Here are the latest details on Windows 9 and Microsoft’s other major Windows updates

Anxious to get that full Start menu back? Well, you may have a while to wait for that but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other good Windows 8.1 updates coming in the near future. Neowin’s sources say that the next major update to Windows 8.1, which will likely be called Windows 8.1 Update 2, is likely coming in either August or September. This lines up with earlier reports we’ve read about the next major Windows update coming in late summer, although it seems that Microsoft has now scrapped its original plans to bring back the Start menu with the next release. More →

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When Is The Start Menu Coming Back

The Start menu won’t return to Windows until 2015

By on June 2, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

The Start menu won’t return to Windows until 2015

If you miss the Start menu, then you should hold off on buying a new Windows computer until next year at this point. ZDNet’s sources say that Microsoft has shelved its plans to bring back the Start menu to Windows with the next update to Windows 8.1 and will instead likely bring it back with the launch of Windows 9 in April 2015. More →

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Windows 9, Windows 365, Office 2015

Windows 9 and other key unreleased Microsoft products detailed in new leak

By on May 22, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

Windows 9 and other key unreleased Microsoft products detailed in new leak

A new leaked image that includes information about future Microsoft Windows and Office versions lists several products including Windows 9, Windows 365, Windows Phone 9, Office 365 and Office Gemini, as well as details about release dates and features. More →

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