Finally I might be able to put Windows on my laptop again.
By Liam Gilroy on August 25, 2014 at 6:25 pm
If you’re keen to see what Microsoft has in store for the next iteration of the Windows operating system, you might not have long to wait. According to The Verge, Microsoft will be holding a special press event to detail Windows 9′s new features on September 30th, or sometime soon after.
Along with the announcement, Microsoft will release a preview version of Windows 9 – codenamed ‘Threshold’ – according to sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans. Expected in the new build is a new hybrid Start Menu, the addition of virtual desktops and the removal of the Charms bar – which will be replaced in Windows 8/9 apps by application specific menus.
The preview build may also contain the new, O/S integrated version of Cortana – Microsoft’s digital assistant, named after the popular Halo character. Windows 9 is expected to ship in Autumn 2015.