Steve Ballmer is stepping down in 12 months or less, so it’s time for the wild Microsoft-related speculation to begin! There’s already been talk on a Russian message board about the company’s plans for Windows 9 and even Windows 10.
A user calling himself WZOR had a few insights to offer about the next versions of Windows. Apparently Microsoft plans to leap straight from Windows 8.1 to Windows 9, with retail availability coming next year. The new OS is said to be “similar” to its predecessor, which stands to reason. Microsoft can’t really afford to shake things up dramatically again — not so soon after releasing Windows 8.