If you were the type that was still holding out for the new Start Menu to arrive later this year, in the second update for Windows 8.1, then boy, have I got some news for you! There are reasonable indications that this feature might only be part of Windows 9. Word is that the company has delayed the launch of the...

Almost everyone, that is. This is according to a new report that confirms that the next version of Windows is in development, whether that is the second update for Windows 8.1 or Windows 9. Microsoft have not talked much about these upcoming products, but according to this recent report published in the Seattle Times,...

Rumors, technology rumors in particular, should always be taken at face value. They can turn out to be true as easily as they can be false. Microsoft, for instance, was expected to talk about a couple of key upcoming products. Expected, or you can say, reported to. There was talk that the company might unveil a...

The always reliable Mary Jo Foley has jumped in to save the day! Anticipation has been building up (pun intended) on what Microsoft will reveal about Windows 9 when the BUILD 2014 developer conference kicks off on April 2 in San Francisco. We have been hearing for months on now that the first official news bits on the...

Depending on who you choose to believe, Microsoft will launch the next full version of its flagship operating system, dubbed Windows 9, either late this year or early next. But no matter when this version arrives, the PC market, it seems is very unlikely to recover. This is according to a new forecast that IDC just...

While it seems that Update 1 will be a minor refresh of Windows 8.1 that further refines the operating system for mouse and keyboard users, interest in Windows 9 is continually ramping up. More so after the recent rumors that the next full version of Windows might launch this year. And now have another indication that...

While the computing world is mostly focused on what Windows 8.1 Update 1 brings, and whether Microsoft has prepared any addition surprises for this refresh, another version of the operating system is in development at the company. Many expect Windows 9 to launch in 2015, but there are some that are holding out for it...

The Windows 8.1 Update 1 express train is chugging along, while at the same time in some secret nooks and crannies of the Redmond offices, engineers are also hatching early plans for Windows 9. But while the upcoming refresh of Windows 8.1 may boost performance, enhance reliability, and bring in some usability and UI...

I just finished reading Mary Jo Foley’s recent post where she believes it would be a mistake for Microsoft to hide the Metro screen by default when a user logs in. This is related to the new batch of leaks about Windows 8.1 Update 1. Her interesting comment: If Microsoft did make skipping the Metro Start screen a...

Here we are with another good Windows bad Windows situation. And this time, folks, the gossip on the new operating system is coming from all directions, screenshots, views, opinions and all. The long and short of it all is that Windows 9 is becoming a much anticipated product — not just for users, but companies and...