Microsoft has sped up their Windows launch cycle. It’s hardly been two years since Windows 8 launched and the software giant is already ready with Windows 9. Prior to this, new Windows used to come after at least 4-5 years. We’ve been hearing about Windows 9 for quite a while now. As a result of a slip up from a Microsoft executive or miscommunication between the management and PR of the company, we’ve came to know that the next version of Windows will be announced some next week (probably September 30).
Alain Crozier, president of Microsoft France, told their employees that they’ll be discussing Windows 9 at an event next week. ZDNet France reported this first. However, after the report, Microsoft’s PR got in touch with ZDNet and said that the next version of Windows does not actually have a name. This means that next version of Windows will not be called Windows 9 but we are pretty confident that this is just an attempt by Microsoft’s PR department to contain this situation and the next version will be called Windows 9.
Windows 9 is expected to bring several new features and refinements and the biggest of them is start menu. Yes, traditional start menu is expected to come back.
Source: ZDNet France