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...

The question whether Windows 9 will bring along something major or just more refinements is a rather difficult one to answer. Doubly so with rumors that this version is on track to hit RTM status this year. Go back a year or so and most pegged the Windows 9 release date as late 2014. That is, obviously, the normal...

So then, the big news for this brand new year is that Microsoft is ready to put some serious development work behind its new operating system, codenamed Threshold. In the meantime, the Windows 8 platform has matured a lot with Windows 8.1. Not only has Microsoft fixed many of the bugs and niggles in the operating...

This blog is in it’s 5th year of existence and when I started it, I was excited about the concept of Windows 8. I called it Windows8update and religiously attempted to document all the changes that Windows 8 would bring. You see, I was excited 5 years ago because Microsoft had a blank sheet of paper and were going to...

Itching to get a full look at what is in store with Windows 9? Well if this report holds up, you may be in luck, and get a chance to take the upcoming major new version of Windows for a spin later this year. Most expect Microsoft to release Windows 9 in early 2015. But there seems to be a chance that the company may...

So here’s the deal. The various reliable and not-so-reliable sources have hinted that Windows 8.1 Update 1 is about to bring back one of the most revered features of the Windows platform. Yes, the Start Menu — or some form of it anyway. Microsoft added back the Start Button in Windows 8.1 after doing away with it...

One thing that the start of this year has cleared up is that there is no such thing as a Windows 8.2. Not that there was a solid chance of this happening keeping in mind the history of Windows, but for now the focus is shifting towards Windows 9. This major new version of the operating system is widely expected to be...

Paul Thurrott today confirmed what this blog has been saying for the past 18 months – Windows 8 has fundamentally been a massive failure. In a post today, he outlined the fact that Microsoft are trying to move past Windows 8 as fast as possible. Here are some of the scoops: Threshold is the codename for the next...

We first heard the name (or codename, if you will) Threshold a few weeks back. The initial details were as vague as they could be, and some figured this was the name of Windows 8.2, while others pegged this as Windows 9. Well, it looks like the latter camp was onto something! Threshold, it turns out, is actually...

I am not a fan of the horizontal scroll. There I said it upfront. Anyone who has read this blog for any amount of time has heard me put that out there as one of the criticisms of Windows 8. In Windows 8.1, while horizontal scrolling remained, more thought was given to when and how much it was used. Why does the...