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Windows 9

Windows 9 was the anticipated name of the follow-up to Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, but the company decided to instead go with the Windows 10 name. Codenamed Windows Threshold, Windows 10 (aka Windows 9) is expected to be released sometime in 2015.

Windows 10 Departing from the Unified OS Interface?

While Windows 8 focused on presenting a unified operating system interface for all Windows-powered devices, from desktops and laptops to smartphones and tablets, Windows 10 is expected to deliver more of a customized interface that recognizes the device’s hardware and adjusts accordingly based on whether a mouse and keyboard are used or a touchscreen.

Windows 10 is also rumored to be returning the Start button and Start menu to desktop users in a fashion similar to Windows 7. These features were removed in Windows 8 in favor of a new tile-based "Start screen" that appealed to many touchscreen users but left desktop and laptop users frustrated and annoyed in many cases.







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