Win $500 – tell us what your vision for Windows 9 is

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Here’s a chance to win $500 – tell us what your vision for Windows 9 is.

So we are now fully focused on Windows 9 thanks to WZOR and Thurrott.

Over the next few months, we will be examining what new (or old) technology Microsoft is going to try and stuff into this “new” release of Windows.

I’m a little flush with money right now so I thought that this would be a good time to have a competition.

Lets Think Differently

Paul Thurrott basically is hinting that Windows 9 may be a lot less radical than we would like to see. Time will tell but I want to hear from you all about what you think the next version of Windows should look like.

So here’s the deal.

Use the comments below or our contact form and send us a detailed description of what the next version of Windows should be.

  • It can be text but it has to be 500 words or less.
  • It can be in comments below
  • You can send in a Youtube Video (5 minutes or less)
  • You can also link to screenshots if you like.

The 2 most original concepts will win $500 each (via Paypal) and will be featured on this site.

Here’s the catch: It has to be REALLY REALLY original. No bullshit that we have all heard before. It has to be something that will make people stop and give you a thumbs up!  Remember – Microsoft scans through these pages as well so you never know if you end up influencing the next version of the Windows Operating System.

This will run for 30 days and if I get enough original concepts, I will have readers vote on them here.

Once again, tell us what you would like to see in Windows 9 and you might win some cash.

This should be fun.

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  • Paul Winters

    I think it needs to be cloud based. No DVD or downloadable installs. It has to be an OS 100% based in the cloud and the software sold and dsitributed on PC’s should just be dumb terminal type software.

    • Robert Miller

      Great suggestion. In other words, Windows 9 should be like Chrome OS on the Chromebook! Now we’re talkin!

      • Shane Lynn

        I don’t agree with having a cloud based OS like Chrome, because where’s the customization? A lot of Windows users just use a computer for the fact of it’s a computer, others use them as their best friend.

      • Michael Paterson

        I think there is a difference between an OS that lives in/is augmented by the cloud and an OS that is nothing more than a browser.

  • David Kornblet

    windows 9 should be alot faster and also should show the total amount of ram installed on the system page. the system score should be put back on windows 9 also.

  • Brian Mintel

    We use the Windows platform in a business environment. Windows 9 should have a definitive version for business and for play. We don’t need all of the foo foo in a business environment. We use file sharing, printing, web browsing, and office. That’s it. We don’t need Netflix or social media at work. We blow out every new machine and put a BASIC build on them. I block IM, chat, social networks, advertising, and anything not business related at the firewall level. Advancement is great but I have been using Microsoft Windows for years in business and there is really only one common thing is needed. Ready for this??? All that is needed is an operating system THAT WILL ALLOW US TO DO OUR JOB. Need more Group Policy controls that are actually easy to use….
    At home is a different story. I love all of the cool tools on my Windows machines at the house. Stream video to the TV, Video Chat, do my school work, teach my child how research things.
    Please just separate Professional from home versions. . . .
    Just my 2 cents… Thanks

  • Brian Mintel

    Also, the cloud……..All the cloud is really is just hosted services.. Been doing that for years really…. You are just trusting someone else with your personal and/or business information. If they get hacked or their site crashes then you have no control over your own data. I say there is something to controlling your own data…. I am all about technology but I don’t think people should trust the “cloud”. A lot of security concerns there…..

  • Brian Mintel

    I am on a roll today. One more thing…. As a business, we have been trying to get our hands on the business version of the Microsoft Surface Pro 2. Our vendor has had it on backorder for over 2 months. I have looked at several places to get the business version of the Surface Pro and not many people have them in stock or can say when they will get them. Why advertise the product if you don’t ship it to your distributors so they can sell it?

  • http://officialandreascy.blogspot.com/ The *Official AndreasCY*

    We are developing a much better OS named “Flux OS”.
    – Company: Adair Corporation. Google it!

    Cheers!

    • http://omgclan.clanwebsite.com/ oMG-Invisible-F

      Always love your work Andreas! Looking forward!

  • csaby theone

    there could be a lot to say …
    they should intergate or “reintegrate” the “aero” but because these days the graphics improved a lot , they colud build a ” glasslike glossy ” borders…
    about hardware to improve compatibility… for ex. have a tv card that not work beyond win7…
    directX integration would be a very good ideea …
    change the pagefile “tipe” to something more like a rammdisk…

  • Rumin8

    Windows 9: my prediction about versions:

    By 2015 the Office port to Modern UI will be done, RT will need no desktop mode, and the merge with Windows Phone will be able to go ahead, producing a streamlined focused OS that is ahead of iOS and Android, like it should have been originally.

    It will run the deluge of WP 8 apps just like RT ones, ie they will configure themselves according to how much screen space they are given. All devices upto 11 inches approx will be handled by this OS. Call it Windows PT 9 (Phone/Tablet 9). The app shortage will be history.

    SIM sockets will creep up the size range from phones up to tablets. And not locked to a specific cell network. PT 9 will wipe away the RT failure by doing what RT was supposed to do. Office will be a bunch of apps in the store. Download if you want. Pay up front or monthly.

    Expect more styluses and more gesture input. Lots of 3rd-party keyboards, docks, etc.

    The above will apply to both ARM and Intel devices. In the latter case, the (full) desktop will be downloadable as a paid option if your machine has enough power to use it and uses an Intel CPU, and even some phones will, by plugging into an external screen etc.

    Remember most users never wanted computers but had to buy them for years till tablets evolved. Now we have tablets, those users will never buy laptop/desktop machines again except to the extent that their tablets become such by adding peripherals (just like iPad users buy stands and keyboards).

    Business users are different. They need desktop legacy apps. They will get Windows Pro, which will be X64 only, and will come with the optional desktop already installed.

    Despite what they say about many apps side by side, usage patterns tend to focus on one or two apps. Windows 7 provided Window+Left and Window+Right to put windows on left or right of screen without even resorting to a mouse. Note in Windows 8.1 this works with Modern UI apps too. Microsoft will merge the behaviours of maximised desktop apps and Modern UI full-screen apps, sharing the same Alt+Tab circuit etc. Users running desktop apps configured for maximised use will not even need to explicitly open the desktop.

    The start screen will become resizable for use optionally as a pop-up strip across any other app (desktop or not), or as a block at the lower left, or whatever the user configures it to do. No more start menu vs start screen issues, no more selecting of apps on a start menu akin to the torture of rifling a piggy-bank with a sharp knife.

    Input devices (touch, key, mouse, stylus, gesture, voice) will be the same across all versions depending on what peripherals they get used with. Modern UI apps will be made, like desktop apps, generally navigable by keyboard shortcuts, a big productivity boost that many insist on. Without such shortcuts, Android and iPad users will just get gorilla arms.

    So we have:

    – Windows PT 9 – Phone/Tablet (ARM) – with no desktop
    – Windows PT 9 – Phone/Tablet (X86/X64) – with downloadable desktop option
    – Windows Pro 9 – X64 – with desktop

    Windows 9: the cloud:

    Microsoft in my opinion provides the most comprehensive sync strategy of the major ecosystems. Mail/contacts/people sync to tablets/phones/laptops and can be web-accessed. Likewise for documents, and via SkyDrive (just PLEASE speed it up!!!) for files in general (with Smart Files (which you can choose to keep offline or only online) a killer feature, make no mistake). Even tabs sync in IE now in Modern UI mode if you want.

    The ChromeBook by comparison is dead. Offline usage, synching when possible, is far better.

  • Jack Harrison

    Well, I think Microsoft is going to take a completely new approach and… wait for it… build a surface PC or laptop. Might sound mad but they know that many users still use laptops and computers for serious work, so why not? They could be going for the fully integrated system for Windows 9 in the hope to get an Apple style following of user who use devices all by the same manufacturer. Windows 9 will lower the system requirements needed for it to run, by creating simpler graphics, yet continuing on the ease of use path, aiming for the users that are all into the smartphone market. A large radical change that I believe will be made is the full removal of the desktop. Well, not fully the desktop, but the removal of the dezktop as we know it… all current desktop apps will be turned full screen, so that they appear to run in the same way as metro apps and a new desktop aill be created, with pinable square widgets that can show some app info and pinable documents. Hope you enjoy my vision! :)

    • Michael Paterson

      The only thing that would make my Surface Pro 2 better would be a 15 inch screen :)

  • aseries

    How about designing a lightweight structure that is very robust with built-in code protection. This is not an original idea but use a data structure that separates code and data. Nothing in the data structures will execute. Encrypt the code modules and require some sort of registration check before execution. Make the whole array of utilities and applications modular. Instead of a hierarchy of complexity of versions at ever increasing cost put a price on all the modules and let users pick from a menu to do what they want and be able to add on. Design for easy upgrade and downgrade so machines can be reused in different situations without a re-installation.

  • sami

    windows 9 should be more like windows 7, keeping windows explorer style including aero theme all the same plus having new all features of windows 8…..it will be a hit if nothing is deducted like aero theme + start button etc. were removed in wins 8. bring back wins 7 and 8 all together.. then see da results

  • Johnny Lam

    Expand into wall computing for windows 9 or introduce it

  • Shane Lynn

    I dont exactly have very much original ideas, but reading other comments, I do agree with the idea of bringing the aero theme back, I also agree with the system rating being brought back. A few other comments I really liked but have to much detail to go in to. I’ve noticed that windows 2000 and ME were basically betas for XP, just like Windows Vista is like beta for windows 7 and just like it is rumored that Windows 8 will be the beta for 9. I have the idea of not simply combining windows 7 and 8, but giving the user options like never before. Give them the choice to have which lock screen type, which desktop ui, which start menu type, etc.

  • Kristján Guðnason

    As a user and working in support for both corporate and home users I have a clear idea of where MS should be heading. A computer should be a simple tool to use yet if you want, give you all the possible rights to customize the way you like. Either you offer email and social integration with all the bells and whistles or you don´t. A browser is just fine but a half-finished and unused parts of the OS is just waste of resources. Backup should be made simpler and a secure p2p backup solution between your private computers should be implemented in the OS as part of the “Home Group” network. A cloud based edition that can be downloaded and installed freely.
    For Windows9 to succeed in corporate environment they need to provide an edition where the focus is on the work but not the OS or an option to login with different user “spaces”, e.g. one for work and one for leasure.

  • Sam Steinhauser

    Windows 9 will be a hit if folks can not be trying to use a 1/2 and 1/2 OS for Tablets and handheld devices then on Desktops as well. They are very different computers and not functional with the same OS for both. I hope the new Windows 9 can have a version specifically for Desktops and the applications they run. Also a separate OS for handheld devices and the ‘apps’ they run. I use two monitors, 40″ of viewing area running two or more applications at once. The current way Windows 8 doesn’t actually close programs completely is unneeded strain on my memory where it may be functional on handheld devices which don’t consume the memory I can with my desktop and 2-3 applications running simultaneously. The new ‘Start’ screen isn’t making and fans and I hope Windows 9 can make a desktop more accustom to veteran Windows users.

  • John

    Windows 9 should have two versions, Windows Pro, and Windows. Windows should replace Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Pro should replace Windows 8.1 Pro. Windows should by default be only-metro, but have an option to turn the desktop on, which can be enabled by OEMs. It would run on x86 and ARM. Windows Pro would be have an option to replace the metro screen with a start menu, and also an option to make it only display desktop apps. The start screen could also be snapped with the desktop or metro apps.

    • John

      Also, there should be Windows Cloud, which is like a thin client, but you can keep some stuff offline, to use it in case you have no internet. Other than that it is like Windows.

  • Ming Dong

    1, small size, less than 5gb after installation
    2, more secure, I hope there is a new type of user, which between administrator and standard user, this kind of user have right to install program, but have no right to affect other users
    3, more fast
    4, more stable

  • Patrick Amoah

    1. Make Windows more suited to desktop and notebook PCs.

    2. Focus less on niche touch-enabled systems.

    3. Windows 9 more like Windows 7 than Windows 8.

    4. Take the focus off apps and put it back on more efficient fully-featured
    applications that Windows users know and love. I think apps make sense on
    smartphones and tablets, both of which have limited screen size and system
    resources, they made far less sense on a PC.

  • Human

    Windows 9; nicknamed Windows White because it features the full
    spectrum of user interface functions on the vanilla install; has a british
    accented voice interface named Elvia, whose artificial intellect is based on mimicking empathy.

    Elvia, vastly superior to Siri; has at her disposal, and is limited only by the extent of interfaces you have connected to the computer; to formulate patterns of computer use in conjunction with interpretation algorithms to maximize the user experience, productivity and mood.

    Windows 9 features innate user experience intelligence that adjusts itself in accordance with your emotional state, your distance, your eyesight, patterns of computer use, assesses intentions with use of the EEG interface by interpreting thought patterns associated with the use of certain websites, menu uses, reactions to numerous stimuli, and adjusts its menu, hues, and other factors in a multi-dimensional desktop space.

    Elvia changes background, screen brightness, offers website suggestions, plays music subtly and automatically following assessment of the user’s emotional, and physical condition. Windows 9’s purpose, and through Elvia; UI adjustments; eulerian video magnification; thought pattern recognition; eye tracking and menu usage; is to mitigate frustration, maximize productivity, maximize usability and user experience, and most of all make the user happy and feel accomplished.

    It’s 2014 the year of the greatest amount of emerging technologies available such as health monitoring wearables (razer nabu), brain-computer interfaces (emotiv insight EEG), 3 dimension space and gesture interfaces (leap motion, kinect), facial recognition technologies that can interpret emotion, as well as digital air quality sesnors (Cubesensors).

    Windows 9 should incorporate a fully health conscious specific user calibrated user experience that can utilize the interfaces of today.

  • Pepper

    I only have one wish for Windows: Lets put the whole operating system on a ROM chip with all the other crap on a Hard disk, so your system will always run properly.

    A new version will always be exchangeable, just by putting an other ROM chip in the Computer, Tablet or even your Phone. All Windows versions where great from Windows 3 to Windows 8.1 for there time, yes even the Microsoft DOS. But all the versions where hack-able by bad willing people. So a Windows version on a ROM chip with a fingerprint access would make a Computer safer and only accessible by the owner.

  • Sekolah Gambar™

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    Sincere,
    Sekolah Gambar™

  • versatile rahman

    Microsoft should make some thing which is new.
    Like a box that should understand the language and make things happen
    Example: A text box where you type “Open excel report 2-04-2013 and merge all the sheets into one and create a Piovit table and print Piovit table into PDF, then OS should understand and open particular report and merge all sheets into Single report and should print it into pdf.
    and similarly when you say Play song from My playlist then it shoudl go to my playlist and play them. There should be some device that should recognize writtings (multiple Languages) and then turn them into text on your computer, this will make every one use it from Old and young.
    Will be great if all this can work with great speed, as when I use Speech recognition in Win 7 is make me feel better go my own way for doing things. if this happens with all efects of Windows 8 on it then this will make a great operating system to live with…
    Sound like I am dreaming..

  • Tony Foster

    The new version of windows should be aimed at the whole market and in a much more user-friendly manner. Integrating with lots of devices is OK but for the home computer user they only want a system that works with ease. 8 has not gone down well with average PC users, 7 was a big success ask why, it was easy to use and reliable these are the 2 main factors with anew windows, keep it simple and it will sell.

  • Little John

    MS will drop 32 bit OS and add 128 bit OS, the hardware will be ready for 128 bit OS system. The desktop and metro screen will be one and the same. The web browser and desktop will work together with better cloud ties for better seamless read & writes. The price of OS will be lower or free for home user because the MS store will be only source for software. For two reasons: better control on how software will work with OS and less chance of pirate software.
    All other OS are free to the OEM like Apple, Google, and Linux now MS has to follow or they will be dropped by OEM’s.

    • John

      By 128 bit OS, do you mean they should add support for SSE? Because I think Windows already has that.

    • John

      Apple makes their own devices, they do not sell themselves their own OS.

  • James Fox

    CONCEPT: All Windows, All the time.
    Windows 9 platform will hit mainstream about the same time Server 2012 is adopted into corporate business. Some of the features in the server platform can be used to further technology and virtualization along the desktop path by using the “Core” functionality that servers perform with the GUI being a virtualization of the user interface. Completely offer any and all platforms options. You like windows XP, this is windows 9 we got that option download the app for that in the Store…You like Vista, this is windows, we got that look, you like Windows 7, no problem, windows 8, 8.1, customize your own. This is windows, tailor it to suite what suites you. Focus on what the customer wants, virtualize the look and feel, give the customer all the options they want. Who could ask for anything more?
    PLATFORM: Windows 9 era should offer even more options, and virtualization will be standard, and the system requirements will be lower for the OS. Applications added as packages and separated from the OS entirely. Sounds a lot like Linux doesn’t it? You like Linux, download your favorite X Windows interface and use it on windows, offered in the store. Do not hold to a specific genre or specific platform, offer them all. Blow user’s minds with generosity. Use the store as it should be, platform delivery and content upgrades. Want Windows 10? Offer that upgrade in the store and extend Windows 9 to the next platform through the store. Upgrade not work out, use boot option to load Windows 9 from the image file that’s still there. Completely modularize the OS with virtualization images that can be loaded and extended through the boot loader process.
    LICENSING: Use the store to validate the licensing and track them within the user’s licensing for home users…..business require VLK ownership not that much different than today’s model only virtualized through cloud offerings and accessibility.
    GAMING: Make windows GUI not impact the experience. Apply the drivers and hardware specific optimizations in the virtual platform and interface the GUI to the virtual platform. Allow OS level hardware functionality without putting security in the way, improve graphics performance. Using the virtualization model, set aside the GUI for direct hardware access by programs. Take the bottleneck out and improve graphics performance to the highest level by simply modularizing the OS GUI so that it can be set aside for full screen gaming. Make DirectX = Direct Virtualization.

  • Darlington Jones

    Windows 9 will be open source and will allow for android and iOS apps to be run natively on the desktop/modern UI. This will apply to Windows phone 9 also. So, all app purchased will work on any Microsoft device with one account. Then Windows 9 will be a free upgrade for those who purchased Windows 8. And to top it all off, no more horizontal scrolling! Cheers

  • Dicky Laban

    To gain more user of WIndows9, a Modular Structure Operating System will make it more affordable. Since users only purchase the module that they needs. This approach also help users understand what their computer needs comparing to the versions one (Home, Profesional & Ultimate)
    May be a free of charge basic module (for certain period) will create more user since everyone will try to take a look at it from the beginning.

  • Don

    look lets get down to earth most people that use a pc doesn’t have a clue on the O.S. let alone understand how to download upgrade or install a awesome antiviris protection program let alone knowing how to recover from a viris attact ?That said most users doesn’t even know how to clean there dic. defragment there hard drive. Look you have to sell to the novice and make it as simple and user friendly without nickel and dimeing them to death on add ons that’s why X.P. was so awesome easy to use for anyone with easy ascess to all the apps and you wasn’t charge for everything like windows media play that was free on windows since it’s day view windows 8 now micosoft wants money that not right in my book making millions and that’s not enough? better off writing my owen O.S. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Xenophon Oviduis Sophron Naso

    An
    awe inspiring 128/256 bit Windows 9 Metro style operating system built possibly
    w/ only Apps & Touch-Screen user interface options but for both 24/7 internet
    usage + total virus security safety options once installed & in use!

  • Mike

    Our prediction for Windows 9 is that it will finally be configurable with an option of a desktop start menu (similar style to the Windows 7) making any need for third party start menu add-ons totally superfluous. Modern UI apps will be allowed to open from desktop start menu within their own Windows that can also be resized (& cascaded) for even more multitasking. Split screen can now also be obtained with any combination of mixed, resized desktop (or modern UI) components. Total flexibility should be possible with boot to legacy start menu options or modern UI or even split screen. All configurable to preferred environment. Only one version -(a pro one), with modern UI Office components available (in built as ‘Office 2015′). Leaving only two Windows operating systems. With Windows 8 mobile & RT merged under ‘threshold’ to give just a Windows RT (v9 for ARM). Aero should also be back but totally off by default. Desktop option is actually kept (for conventional file explorer) now scaled for mobile screens appropriately where docking options are preferred.

  • Ihab Koura

    what i imagine is there is no necessary pc to work on with the next OS, YOU ARE FREE TO OPEN YOUR PERSONAL WIN 9 TOTALLY FROM ANY MACHINE SUPPORT THE NEXT WIN.I mean it will be ttly internet , ttly cloud , holding your win 9 that u customized, so u will have a pc in your office a notebook at home a tab on the run a smart cell on your pocket , carrying your main window version. so u don’t have to worry about ur pc or your OS, Same time it’s security and all you write or design, will be available for any accident business or meeting.

  • Guest

    Based on what I’ve been watching Microsoft do, and Ballmer’s
    strategy of “One Microsoft” which I agree with and support, I have this kind of
    vision for Windows 9.

    Windows 9 will not say goodbye to the traditional desktop or
    try to compromise the new Modern UI.
    What we will see, after the forthcoming 8.1 update 1 is the two UI
    languages coexisting, to coax in the new Modern UI in a less bullish way like
    the original Windows 8 introduction.
    While the Modern UI applications will have a presence on the taskbar,
    they will be windowed as well, with charms available on the title bar. The start menu has presence like originally
    designed, but there will be a maximize and restore button, much like the Unity component
    in Ubuntu. This way the user can choose
    the size which they would like their start menu, allowing it to be a list and
    have the nice active icons. Windows
    Phone applications will be executable under this environment, making the
    unification of the Windows Stores become worthwhile, as many more applications
    will be available and be dockable or floating on the desktop. We will see a step towards responsive
    software similar to the current trend of responsive web design so apps written
    for the Windows Store will optimize themselves for Desktop, Tablet/Touch, and Phones
    automatically. This will accommodate developers who only want to write their
    apps once for an entire ecosystem. I
    still believe in RT (although a different naming scheme would be advisable),
    because there is no need for desktop apps on tablets, and until Intel makes a
    viable mobile chip, then ARM is preferable.
    RT will run the same as normal, with the ability to run WP apps without
    the ability to go to the desktop and no ability to restore the start menu to smaller
    form. By now, desktop mode on RT will be
    gone, because Office will have a touch optimized version and will be available
    on the Store. Voice will be included as
    a standardized input method, allowing users to use voice input for commands, in
    both RT, WP, and the desktop. A new icon
    set and palette will be created and will be used on all three use types
    (desktop, tablet, phone). OneDrive will
    be prominent as the preferred saving location in all Microsoft’s applications
    like Paint, Music, and Notepad, etc. However since the apps are moving to the
    Modern UI, they will run as Modern UI apps on the desktop to prepare for an all
    Modern UI approach in the future.

    • Brandon James

      I didn’t mean to post this twice… I had to repost it because the line-breaks that were there from me pasting this from Word.

  • Brandon James

    Based on what I’ve been watching Microsoft do, and Ballmer’s strategy of “One Microsoft” which I agree with and support, I have this kind of vision for Windows 9.
    Windows 9 will not say goodbye to the traditional desktop or try to compromise the new Modern UI. What we will see, after the forthcoming 8.1 update 1 is the two UI languages coexisting, to coax in the new Modern UI in a less bullish way like the original Windows 8 introduction. While the Modern UI applications will have a presence on the taskbar, they will be windowed as well, with charms available on the title bar. Modern UI apps will be able to show their updates on the taskbar in the jump list or on hover so they retain functionality. The start menu has presence like originally designed, but there will be a maximize and restore button, much like the Unity component in Ubuntu. This way the user can choose the size which they would like their start menu, allowing it to be a list and have the nice active icons. Windows Phone applications will be executable under this environment, making the unification of the Windows Stores become worthwhile, as many more applications will be available and be dockable or floating on the desktop. We will see a step towards responsive software similar to the current trend of responsive web design so apps written for the Windows Store will optimize themselves for Desktop, Tablet/Touch, and Phones automatically. This will accommodate developers who only want to write their apps once for an entire ecosystem. I still believe in RT (although a different naming scheme would be advisable), because there is no need for desktop apps on tablets, and until Intel makes a viable mobile chip, then ARM is preferable. RT will run the same as normal, with the ability to run WP apps without the ability to go to the desktop and no ability to restore the start menu to smaller form. By now, desktop mode on RT will be gone, because Office will have a touch optimized version and will be available on the Store. Voice will be included as a standardized input method, allowing users to use voice input for commands, in both RT, WP, and the desktop. A new icon set and palette will be created and will be used on all three use types (desktop, tablet, phone). OneDrive will be prominent as the preferred saving location in all Microsoft’s applications like Paint, Music, and Notepad, etc. However since the apps are moving to the Modern UI, they will run as Modern UI apps on the desktop to prepare for an all Modern UI approach in the future.

    Maybe I will have design pictures posted in the future.

  • Phill

    Would old windows 8 apps be compatible?

    • Callum Salisbury

      Yes because this OS would be compatible with previous windows devices but for apps to be pinned as articles, they would need to be able to give information about the app, e.g. with the mail app it can give info on the number of unread e-mails etc but and app like Solitaire or something so it would only be on the start screen as an icon
      hope that helped :)

  • http://www.1800pocketpc.com/author/yankoa/ Yanko Andreev

    When is the deadline for concept submission? Feb 22?

  • http://www.1800pocketpc.com/author/yankoa/ Yanko Andreev

    This is my Windows 9 Concept.
    The most important thing in Windows 9 will be the ability for the user to choose everything – the type of installation, the environment, all preinstalled programs, the ability to add or remove components and supplements and much more customization options.

    Windows 9 start with the initial installation screen and choice of type of Windows. It is important in beginning of the installation how system determine the available hardware and to offer the right environment for Desktop PC, Desktop with touch screen or tablet PC.

    Windows 9 for home users will be free of charge or for a symbolic price and will bring basic functions of Windows for normal home users. Windows 9 for business users, companies and advance users will comes with a higher corporate level of protection and additional functions needed for this type of users. There will be a difference in the pre-installed programs and applications. Also in the installation itself will be able to choose which apps to install and which not, for example – Office package and whether Internet Explorer is the default browser or not.

    Windows 8.1 update 1 is definitely a step in the right direction, but it needs more work on to be a complete system. We must be able to choose the type of start screen with a different style and size.

    In the extended Start screen the switch between live tiles and all applications will be at the top (Start / Apps). In the lower right corner will be added a button to switch to small start menu and power button.

    The small Start menu will offer a faster alternative for search and launching applications. And in the same time will provides information for the weather, calendar and missed notifications.

    In Windows 9 applications and desktop programs will be close as possible as layout and environment, because at the moment there is a huge gap between them. Will be added new button for immersive mode in all apps and programs.

    • http://www.learnabouttheweb.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Do you mind if I publish these?

      I am starting to put people’s Windows 9 ideas out there for everyone to see…

      • http://www.1800pocketpc.com/author/yankoa/ Yanko Andreev

        Of course you can publish thеm.

  • http://www.1800pocketpc.com/author/yankoa/ Yanko Andreev

    This is my concept for Windows 9
    See all concepts screenshots in OneDrive – http://1drv.ms/1cyEf1p

    The most important thing in Windows 9 will be the ability for the user to choose everything – the type of installation, the environment, all preinstalled programs, the ability to add or remove components and supplements and much more customization options.

    Windows 9 start with the initial installation screen and choice of type of Windows. It is important in beginning of the installation how system determine the available hardware and to offer the right environment for Desktop PC, Desktop with touch screen or tablet PC.

    Windows 9 for home users will be free of charge or for a symbolic price and will bring basic functions of Windows for normal home users. Windows 9 for business users, companies and advance users will comes with a higher corporate level of protection and additional functions needed for this type of users. There will be a difference in the pre-installed programs and applications. Also in the installation itself will be able to choose which apps to install and which not, for example – Office package and whether Internet Explorer is the default browser or not.

    Windows 8.1 update 1 is definitely a step in the right direction, but it needs more work on to be a complete system. We must be able to choose the type of start screen with a different style and size.

    In the extended Start screen the switch between live tiles and all applications will be at the top (Start / Apps). In the lower right corner will be added a button to switch to small start menu and power button.

    The small Start menu will offer a faster alternative for search and launching applications. And in the same time will provides information for the weather, calendar and missed notifications.

    In Windows 9 applications and desktop programs will be close as possible as layout and environment, because at the moment there is a huge gap between them. Will be added new button for immersive mode in all apps and programs.

    • http://www.1800pocketpc.com/author/yankoa/ Yanko Andreev

      Sorry for the duplicate post.

      • http://www.learnabouttheweb.com/ Onuora Amobi

        Not a problem. Look for your featured post soon. I like the concepts. I will be spending a lot more time on this thread next week as we start looking forward to Windows 9.

        Thanks.

        • http://www.1800pocketpc.com/author/yankoa/ Yanko Andreev

          I thank you too.

        • http://www.1800pocketpc.com/author/yankoa/ Yanko Andreev

          Hi, I just add several new concept screenshots for Store, NextGen Reader and for split screen. I also change the buttons for close, minimize, restore and immersive mode. All screenshots are here in OneDrive – http://1drv.ms/1cyEf1p.
          Yanko.

        • http://www.1800pocketpc.com/author/yankoa/ Yanko Andreev

          Hello. Is there more info, when are you going to publish the ideas from the comments and when readers will be able to vote?