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Windows 10 vs Windows 9

This might be the real (and silly) reason there’s no Windows 9

October 2nd, 2014

Microsoft surprised everyone earlier this week when it announced the name of its next major Windows release, as the company decided to simply skip Windows 9, the name everyone expected to see, and jump directly to Windows 10. The company didn’t really explain that decision, but a Windows developer revealed on Reddit a simple, silly, …

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Can Microsoft stop Windows’ slow slide into irrelevance?

September 30th, 2014

Windows is still by far the most widely used desktop OS in the world but things are decidedly trending downward. The most recent numbers from NPD showed that while “U.S. consumer retail PC sales grew almost 3% during the 10 week Back-to-School period (week of July 4th through Labor Day week),” Windows device sales actually …

Windows 9 Upgrade Price

The Windows 9 upgrade might not be as free as initially believed

September 30th, 2014

After a report last week revealed the President of Microsoft Indonesia confirmed that the Windows 8 to Windows 9 upgrade will be available free download, Myce has discovered that not all current Windows 8 users may be entitled to a free Windows 9 update. Well-known Russian leaker WZOR, the source of various Windows 9 leaks in …

Windows 9 Technical Preview Leak

Microsoft accidentally leaks details of its upcoming Windows 9 preview

September 29th, 2014

It’s beginning to look like the public technical preview for Windows 9 won’t be seeing the light of day before October after all, but Microsoft might have accidentally leaked some details regarding the preview ahead of time. The Verge reported over the weekend that Microsoft had temporarily added a “Windows TH” page to its website, which has …

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Confirmed: Windows 9 to be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users

September 28th, 2014

Multiple Windows 9 reports have suggested that Microsoft is considering releasing the upcoming platform as a free download to certain existing Windows users. Some said that Windows 8 will get Windows 9 free of charge, while others claimed the company is also considering some sort of special offers for existing Windows XP users. A report from …

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Windows 9 can’t come out soon enough for Microsoft

September 26th, 2014

We know that Microsoft is very eager to move past the less-than-enthusiastic reception that greeted Windows 8 and introduce us to Windows 9. And it looks like that day can’t come soon enough either, because the NPD Group has found that while PC sales surprisingly recovered during the back-to-school shopping season this year, the big …

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The first Windows 9 Cortana screenshots leak

September 15th, 2014

The closer Microsoft gets to unveiling Windows 9 and releasing its first Technical Preview of its next major desktop OS update, the more leaks revealing Windows 9 features hit the web. After posting videos showing how the new Start menu button is supposed to work, and detailing new features including the Notification Center and multiple …

Windows 9 Features Videos

Even more exciting new Windows 9 features revealed in leaked videos

September 15th, 2014

Later this month, Microsoft is expected to roll out its Windows 9 technical preview version, after properly unveiling its next significant desktop operating system update. In the meantime more videos demoing some of the upcoming Windows features were published online by WinFuture, confirming other major features coming to Windows 9 aside from the Start button.