It seems we have been hearing more and more about Windows 9 lately. Microsoft is working on this build of Windows and the biggest news is that they could be ditching the metro interface, but it seems the Windows 8 element will be incorporated into the start menu.
In a bid to stem piracy, Microsoft is expected to introduce a new activation system with its next major release of Windows. BetaNews, citing a Russian source who has a good track record with Microsoft, says that Microsoft will do away with software keys.
Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 9 operating system (codenamed Threshold) is said to be made available in public preview form this fall. Windows 9 will replace Microsoft’s current Windows 8 operating system.
It looks like Microsoft will finally be listening to its users and plans to make Windows 9 (codename Threshold) more desktop friendly. Microsoft is going to step away from trying to force touch on users and will design features specifically for the mouse and keyboard.
Microsoft released Windows 8.1 with Bing back in May, which they promised would be capable of brining much more affordable devices to the market that would challenge Android in a way that Windows has never done before. Well this week at Computex 2014 we are seeing that with the release of the first ever $100 Windows 8.1 tablet.
Today Microsoft has officially announced their Surface Pro 3 Tablet. Microsoft wants to replace your laptop with the Surface 3 Pro and it looks like it might have a good chance at doing so. Surface 3 Pro models will feature Haswell processors, Windows 8.1 and a 12-inch display.
Titanfall has been a huge success on both Xbox One and PC. An insider has mentioned that the Titanfall 2 deal has been finalized and that the sequel to the game will not be exclusive to Microsoft. This means that the game will likely be available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.
Microsoft recently announced that they have acquired the rights to the Gear of War franchise from EPIC Games. Microsoft now has ownership of everything Gears of War, “including rights to all existing and future games, entertainment experiences and merchandise.”
There will be two different versions of Windows, the consumer edition and the business edition, and they will have separate launch dates now and this piece of information has come from a reliable source from within the company.