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Windows 9 “Came and Went” As Windows 10’s “Material Step” Above Version 8.1 Became Clear
Oct14

Windows 9 “Came and Went” As Windows 10’s “Material Step” Above Version 8.1 Became Clear

If you’re like a lot of the world, you were probably pretty shocked when you first heard Microsoft utter the words “Windows” and “Ten” in the same breath, but it seems as though most Microsoft and Windows users have quickly adjusted to the new name, which, according to Microsoft’s Tony Prophet, is going to be a “material step” above Windows 8.1. When asked by Business Insider about the...

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Microsoft Went With the Windows 10 Name Instead of Windows 9 … Because of Windows 95 and 98
Oct02

Microsoft Went With the Windows 10 Name Instead of Windows 9 … Because of Windows 95 and 98

When Microsoft revealed the “Windows 10” name to the world, many people were wondering what happened to Windows 9? While the company had an amusing “7 8(ate) 9” joke to offer up as an explanation, it turns out that it was more than just a simple branding change. A Reddit user who claims to be a Microsoft developer says that Microsoft actually decided to skip Windows 9 and go directly to Windows 10 because of...

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Windows 9 “Threshold” Could See PC Issues in Near Real-Time With New Asimov System
Sep29

Windows 9 “Threshold” Could See PC Issues in Near Real-Time With New Asimov System

We are on the verge of seeing the new Windows 9 OS when it’s introduced by Microsoft at this week’s event and the news is flowing like wine. In addition to this weekend’s revelations of a free update for Windows 8 users comes news via ZDNet that Microsoft will be introducing a new system code named “Asimov” that will allow a user’s PC to view issues and problems in near real-time, which could...

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Report: Windows 9 “Threshold” Will Be Available to Current Windows 8 Users as a Free Update
Sep29

Report: Windows 9 “Threshold” Will Be Available to Current Windows 8 Users as a Free Update

We’ve all been waiting for new information regarding Windows 9‘s availability. Also known as “Threshold,” the new OS has already made some important promises, including the long-waited (for some) return of the Start Menu. A new report surfaced over the weekend that quotes the President of Microsoft Indonesia, Andreas Diantoro, as confirming in a presentation this week that upcoming OS could be free for current...

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Microsoft France “Confirms” Cortana Expansion to Europe, Windows 9 Tech Preview Launch
Sep23

Microsoft France “Confirms” Cortana Expansion to Europe, Windows 9 Tech Preview Launch

Dual confirmations have arrived today, one regarding digital assistant Cortana‘s expansion to Europe and another for the release of the “future of Windows” that we know as Windows 9. The first confirmation comes from Lawrence Schlosser, Senior Director of Operator Channels at Microsoft France (via), who confirmed that Cortana would be expanding to Europe “in the coming months,” though no further...

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