Windows 9 Interface Updates

More big Windows 9 UI updates revealed in new leak

By on August 25, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

More big Windows 9 UI updates revealed in new leak

Based on several trusted sources from around the Internet, the Windows Threshold (aka Windows 9) technical preview will be available at the end of September for everyone to try, but there’s still plenty we don’t know about Microsoft’s next major operating system. Much has been made of the returning Start menu and Cortana’s transition to the desktop, yet we still don’t have a clear picture of how Threshold will build upon the interface of Windows 8. More →

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Windows 9 Features: Faster Updates

This new Windows 9 feature could help you avoid huge headaches

By on August 25, 2014 at 12:00 PM.

This new Windows 9 feature could help you avoid huge headaches

Microsoft is about to unveil Windows 9 “Threshold” Technical Preview in late September, and the first features of the upcoming operating system have already started leaking. Among them, Neowin has found out that Windows 9 may offer users a significantly more convenient way to install future Windows builds. More →

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Windows 9 Metro 2.0 and Windows RT

Microsoft’s plan to rescue Windows RT: Give everyone more Metro

By on August 22, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

Microsoft’s plan to rescue Windows RT: Give everyone more Metro

Microsoft is getting ready to unveil the Windows 9 preview, but that’s not the only Windows product the company is working on. Myce has learned from a source that Windows RT is also being tweaked, as Microsoft is not ready to give it up just yet, and it could get a significant update. More →

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Windows 9 Press Event

Good riddance to Windows 8: Microsoft will unveil Windows 9 next month

By on August 21, 2014 at 11:15 AM.

Good riddance to Windows 8: Microsoft will unveil Windows 9 next month

After months of leaks and hints, Microsoft is finally prepared to unveil the next version Windows. The Verge reports that Microsoft will hold a press event on September 30th to officially announce Windows 9 and discuss details of the upcoming release. Microsoft is expected to launch a preview version of the new OS on the same day or in the first days of October, following earlier reports from ZDNet which pegged the same dates for the release. More →

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Windows 9 Public Preview

Windows 9 preview set to be released in September

By on August 15, 2014 at 12:25 PM.

Windows 9 preview set to be released in September

Disgruntled Windows 8 users: there’s finally light at the end of the tunnel. ZDNet reports that Microsoft is planning to release a Windows 9 “technology preview” sometime between the end of September and the beginning of October. In order to install the preview, you’ll have to agree to receive automatic monthly updates, but the preview will be publicly available for anyone interested in testing out the Threshold operating system. More →

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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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