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    Microsoft expected to unveil new Windows name next week

    Posted: 27 Sep 2014
    Microsoft is preparing its first official look at the future of Windows next week, during an invite-only event in San Francisco. While a number of leaks have unearthed features and changes in an upcoming release of Windows, currently codenamed Threshold, the naming of the release is still largely a mystery. Referred to by many as Windows 9, the next major release of Microsoft's operating system could simply be called "Windows." There's plenty of evidence to suggest that, and a new report from Reutersclaims Microsoft will unveil a new name for its Windows product on Tuesday, which could be Windows 9, Windows, or an entirely different brand. Microsoft currently refers to what we'll call Windows 9 as Windows Threshold or Windows X internally. The Windows X moniker is likely a placeholder and not final naming, but a Tweet in jest yesterday from myself and fellow Microsoft watcher and ZDNet reporter Mary Jo Foley generated a surprise response from Windows chief Terry Myerson. "We're still deciding, but thanks for your vote" joked Myerson, alongside an image of him covering his lips to mimic our original "ssh" Tweet. There's even a PixelSense Microsoft display in the background, and Myerson is gingerly obscuring the end of a Windows logo, just to keep everyone guessing.

    Chuck38's Avatar Posted By: Chuck38
    27 Sep 2014

  1. Lee
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    . . .Whatever. . .
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    It will be Windows 9. they know we are here waiting, and wouldn't screw with what will ultimately be their best Windows 9 support forum

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    What ever they decide to call it, my hunch would be that it would be known as "9" for a long time.
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    "Ain'ty Eight"
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    Just calling it windows would be silly .. well that's how I look at it at least.
    Win 9 or Win Threshold would be fine with me but I expect it to be Win 9.

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    Edwin said:
    Windows Threshold looks like a very possible candidate!

    Microsoft reveals '''Windows TH''' naming on new Technical Preview site | The Verge
    Sweet!! I like that name.. but what happens to the forum?
    How hard would it be to change the name over??

    Last edited by BunnyJ; 28 Sep 2014 at 06:56.
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    Microsoft may give it a codename as they have done in the past but we'll still call it Windows 9
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    Code name? Maybe they'll call it Windows 007.
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