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When Is The Start Menu Coming Back

The Start menu won’t return to Windows until 2015

June 2nd, 2014

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 …

Windows 9 Preview Release Date

We might not get our first taste of Windows 9 until early next year

May 16th, 2014

The first Windows 9 Preview version might not be released until either February or March 2015, a source familiar with Microsoft’s plans reports. Chinese leaker FaiKee has posted a screenshot on the My Digital Life forums that seems to indicate that the Windows 9 Preview Release won’t arrive until early next year.

Windows 9 Features Start Menu

Insiders reveal new Windows 9 details

April 21st, 2014

Russian group WZOR, a reliable source of Windows-related leaks, revealed various details about the future of Windows in a new report, Myce says. According to the group, Windows 8.1 Update 2 will launch later this year bringing the highly sought after Start menu back to the desktop operating system – the OS update could be launched …

Microsoft Build Keynote Liveblog

Watch live as Microsoft reveals its vision of the future at Build 2014

April 2nd, 2014

Microsoft finally realized some time ago that it had to make some serious changes if it hoped to continue thriving in a world that had begun to evolve years earlier toward “mobile first.” Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Windows RT were the company’s first huge steps toward the future, and Microsoft definitely had the right idea. Consumers and enterprise …

Microsoft Windows 9 Release Date

Is Windows 9 Microsoft’s secret weapon to get people to dump XP?

March 6th, 2014

As we mentioned earlier this week, Microsoft has a problem because a huge chunk of Windows XP stragglers still aren’t upgrading to Windows 7 or Windows 8 even though there’s just over a month to go until XP support ends. Tom’s Hardware writes that Microsoft does have one more card to play that it hopes …

Windows 9 Release Date

Well-known hacker says Windows 9 will be released to PC makers in October

January 22nd, 2014

It’s not exactly a secret that Windows 8 hasn’t been a success by any measure. Microsoft and its PC vendor partners were hoping the refreshed Windows platform would help bolster slowing PC shipments. Instead, the new OS sped the PC market’s descent as consumers balked at Microsoft’s new tile-based interface. Windows 8.1 doesn’t appear to …

Windows 8 Market Share Analysis

Will the post-PC world also be the post-Windows world?

January 14th, 2014

We learned over the weekend that Microsoft is planning to release a major update to Windows next year that will essentially act as a do-over for Windows 8, the platform that has so far failed in its mission to reignite demand in the PC market. However, ZDNet’s James Kendrick worries that Windows as a whole …