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    Microsoft Could Launch Windows 9 as “Windows”

    Microsoft Could Launch Windows 9 as “Windows”


    Posted: 05 Sep 2014
    Windows 9 is already on the radar, and Microsoft could introduce the very first beta of this operating system later this month, but it appears that the company is actually preparing something that’s as surprising as it is unexpected.


    Starting with Windows 9, the company might actually adopt a simpler naming scheme for its operating system lineup, trying to fight confusion created by the numerous versions that are available across devices these days.

    As The Verge is reporting, in the very latest commercials published by Microsoft for new devices, including HTC’s One M8, Lumia 530, Lumia 730, and Lumia 830, as well as videos showing Cortana in action, the operating system powering them is simply referred to as “Windows,” even though they are powered by Windows Phone.
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    labeeman's Avatar Posted By: labeeman
    05 Sep 2014

  1. BunnyJ's Avatar
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    I for one can't wait for all of the speculation to END!!

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  2. z3r010's Avatar
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    Given that Microsoft have a bad habit of giving new products the name of existing but different products that they already have (outlook & Surface come to mind) I'm thinking they will call it Windows XP.
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    z3r010 said:
    Given that Microsoft have a bad habit of giving new products the name of existing but different products that they already have (outlook & Surface come to mind) I'm thinking they will call it Windows XP.
    Yep that would give them 24% market share real quick. LOL
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    I was kinda hoping, even back before 8, that MS would adopt an actual naming scheme.

    "Vista" was the perfect name for that largely hated version of the OS, and 7 wasn't bad either, because there was so much hype and MS seemed to be very proud in the name... But Windows 8 just never sat right. Even if 9 becomes just "Windows"... that's kinda silly if you ask me.

    And the more I think about it, the more "Windows Threshold" as the official OS name sounds pretty good. With so many different kinds of devices these days, being able to run Windows on all of them puts the core of the OS and its features (which would hopefully be pretty much the same across the ecosystem) at the threshold between different types of UI.

    Does that make sense to anyone, or is it just me? xD
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    Will Windows 9/ Threshold be called "Windows"?


    An interesting question is circulating online kicked off by Microsoft watcher Michael Gillett last Saturday: What will Microsoft name the next version of Windows? I know, that doesn't sound very interesting since people ask this question every time a new version of Windows is on the horizon. Besides, we already know the next version of the OS will be called Windows 9 (codenamed Threshold) just like we "knew" Windows 8 was the name for the follow-up to Windows 7.
    Source: Forget Windows 9 and Windows Phone: Will it all be called just plain 'Windows'? | PCWorld

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    Lol they better not just call it "Windows" if they do i can see this now.
    Walk into a store:
    clerk: Why hello how can i help you?
    Customer: Yeah i want to buy windows
    clerk: Will it be used on your Phone, Tablet, PC, (other devices here)
    customer: What's the difference
    clerk: well Windows will only run on each device if you buy the right copy
    customer: so how do i know which copy to buy if its all "Windows"
    clerk: I don't know

    hahahahaha
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    Gornot said:
    I was kinda hoping, even back before 8, that MS would adopt an actual naming scheme.

    "Vista" was the perfect name for that largely hated version of the OS, and 7 wasn't bad either, because there was so much hype and MS seemed to be very proud in the name... But Windows 8 just never sat right. Even if 9 becomes just "Windows"... that's kinda silly if you ask me.

    And the more I think about it, the more "Windows Threshold" as the official OS name sounds pretty good. With so many different kinds of devices these days, being able to run Windows on all of them puts the core of the OS and its features (which would hopefully be pretty much the same across the ecosystem) at the threshold between different types of UI.

    Does that make sense to anyone, or is it just me? xD
    I really like this idea, they already have named it... Windows Threshold ... seems completely logical

    Oh oh... would the name of this forum have to change then??
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    I think the idea behind calling it just Windows was to put it on a subscription basis. If you're subscriber, version names lose their meaning, you always have the newest on anyway.
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    Windows....Windows? Seriously just name it Windows 9 or think about other names except Windows.
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