The rumors have started now.

Windows8update.com is reporting that there are rumors of Windows 9 coming in 2014.

Part of the article reads:

The rumors even touch Windows 9 as well.

  • Windows 9 developer preview is expected to go live during BUILD 2013.
  • Windows 9 Release Candidate is slated to arrive during MIX 2014
  • Windows 9 RTM build with Internet Explorer 12 during BUILD 2014
  • Windows 9 Mobile debuts and go commercial in November 2014.
  • Windows 9 will be due in 2014.

Will Windows 9 happen in 2014? You never know. Heck I thought Windows 8 would happen in 2013.

Stay tuned folks..

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Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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  • Lukas

    Unlikely. This would indicate that Microsoft would release Windows 9 2 years after windows 8 (2012). I dont think this is feasible.

    • http://www.google.com rabih

      hey man don’t worry windows 9 developer previw will com in middle of 2012 and the RTM in the last 2012 the the original windows 9 in 2013 belive me 🙂

      • Guest

        stop spreading baseless rumors. What you are suggesting is made up and you have no evidence. If you are going to post anything make sure its something of value, and not crap like that.

        • DEATH

          DON’T STOP WHILE READING THIS OTHERWISE SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN WITH YOU LIKE THE RING I’M JOHN WITH SCARY EYES NO EARS AND NO NOSE I’M DEAD I WAS KILLED BY SOMEONE POST IT TO AL LEAST FIVE SITES OTHERWISE I WILL BE AT YOUR BED ONE NIGHT

        • Teknoxc

          rabih, I believe you, everything else is just rumors. because everything on the internet is true.

  • http://www.google.com rabih

    the original windows 8 cill ome in 2 moth cuz the develop preview came and i installed it and the RTM came but you wont see it on the net i hacked it to my pc its super fast with awesome new features do you want the secret site ;)?

    • Hello

      Dear Rabih,
      Please share secret site with us.

      Thanks in Advance

    • Nun

      its not a secret sight lol just type in windows 8 download in your google and there yea go ….not hard at all

  • Anonymous

    Almost certainly probably not, Microsoft work with a 3 year release cycle.

  • Idk

    rabih is a fail troll

    windows 8 will likely come in Q3 2012 as RTM and as usual in Q4 2012 to retails

    while windows 9 preview will arrive in 2014 and be released in 2015

  • Catilley1092

    2014 is Perfect Timing! Why? Because XP will be DEAD!! At that point, 128 bit CPU’s can be introduced, and 32 bit (x86) can be forever dumped & forgotten. With XP gone, no more excuses as to why 32 bit is needed.

    With Windows 9, we’ll be seeing a 128 bit CPU mass marketed.

    Cat

    • Anon

      With companies still running IE6 and application that only run on windows 95 I find it hard to believe that XP will be dead by 2014. when X64 arrived it was hailed as being far better but it never really took of until Windows 7, with developers now writing more for X64 I doubt that they would be so quick to move to another architecture and the WOW layer has proved flaky but it is better than it was. However I do agree that 128bit support will come and from a consumer point of view x86 will be left behind but it wont be dead

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Flash-Bandicot/100002854430724 Flash Bandicot

    waw looks cool

  • Vipul

    windows 8 key… DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7…………….. hahaha

  • Vipul

    windows 9 key… DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7…………….. hahaha

    • Banana

      Key works 🙂

  • tera baap

    windows 8 not released and Microsoft announce about windows 9…….. lolz

    • your father

      abe chircut kha ho , win 8 kab ka launch kar gaya, soya tha kya

  • Nur Jamal62

    Waw,,,,

  • jim

    There’s no way it will release in 2014. That is just ridiculous. I believe it will be released September 7nd 2012 on thanksgiving.

  • Lulz

    LIULAKLDJNWAUDLKAJNDUWJDakjwbdakjwbdaw dk jcckja wkaj wkjw daw daw dmn vmnf v ki ewmnaw kaw dma kawd ma cjawc awmn jawb cmna wcjha mnkam kajw dwawa

  • Tim_lite

    too early..

  • http://www.facebook.com/fcsicseri Ferenc Csicseri

    who care windows 8 or 9 or 10 they all bullshit

    • http://twitter.com/aghils Aghil V Ravindran

      a lot…A LOT of them cares…look around you fool!

    • Guest

      all windows, linux, mac so bad! bad bad bad bad bad bad bad operating system!

      • mark jagger

        it means you use only blank system 😀

      • Ralf magillacudy

        just like you

    • w8loss

      Well said

      • WellHelloThereHowAreYou

        Well said? In what what world? If you mean content, then it is silly. It doesn’t even make sense. For grammar, it is a ridiculous statement. Two times the fail it seems.

    • Thomas Cochran

      go kill yourself then motherfucker!,your bullshit

  • MistressMichelle69

    I heard Windows 9 is for the 128 bit processors. AMD 8 core , 128 bit.

  • cyberdevil

    hope windows 10 is also coming soon

  • Nathaniel DSouza

    Windows 8 consumer preview is out

  • Sshortguy1

    windows 9 is a fix for windows 8 like when vista came out then windows 7

    • Ralf magillacudy

      ikr

  • sapi

    where are windows 1,2,3,4,5,6 ???? LOL

    • Denise Serrano

      windows 3.0, 3.1, 95, 98, xp, vista, 7 these are you 7 windows past platforms. That’s how they get the number 8.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ZenZenPup Anthony Harmon

        Even though the internal build code for Windows 8 = “6.2”

      • Tarzan

        where is windows 2000?

        • Saadmehmood55

          we say it win 7 because it was started making in 2007

          • gezabela

            hahahahahaha!

      • Jayjp1993

        but where is windows 2000

        • MVinhas

          1 – Windows 1.0
          2 – Windows 2.0
          3 – Windows 3.0, 3.1, 3.11, NT3.1, NT3.5
          4 – Windows NT4, 95, 98 and ME
          5 – Windows 2000 and XP (also 2003 Server)
          6 – Vista

          2000 and XP, like 95,98 and me, uses the same code, only with a minor changes. Thats why they remain the same version.

    • Thai

      Window 1 & 2 are tooo old and very few people know and use them.
      Most people know version 3 as Windows 3.11 (back in early 1990s)
      Window 4 are windows 95, 98, ME, 2000
      Window 5 is windows XP
      Windows 6 is Vista …

      • Andy18699

        Excellent Reply

    • Hope This helps! XD Copy Paste

      Current versions

      Windows 8, the latest version of the Windows operating system and was released on October 26, 2012.

      Windows 8 Pro -Windows 8 Pro succeeds Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate and is targeted towards enthusiasts and business users; it includes all the features of Windows 8. Additional features include operating as a Remote Desktop server, the ability to participate in a Windows Server domain, Encrypting File System, Hyper-V, and Virtual Hard Disk Booting, Group Policy as well as BitLocker and BitLocker To Go. Windows Media Center functionality will be available only for Windows 8 Pro, as a paid “Media Pack.”

      Windows 8 Enterprise – Windows 8 Enterprise provides all the features in Windows 8 Pro, with additional features to assist with IT organization. This edition will only be available to Software Assurance customers.

      Windows RT – Windows RT will only be available pre-installed on ARM-based devices such as tablet PCs, and was named for the Windows Runtime (WinRT) development platform that Microsoft is introducing in Windows 8. It will include touch-optimized desktop versions of the basic set of Office 2013 applications to users—Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, and support device encryption capabilities. Several business-focused features such as Group Policy and domain support are not included.

      Windows 7, for home, business desktops, and portable computers

      Windows 7 Starter A variant for developing countries and netbooks, in which the Aero theme is not included, nor 64-bit compatibility. This edition is to be available pre-installed on computers through system integrators or computer manufacturers.

      Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic is available in emerging markets such as Brazil, People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Pakistan, Philippines, and Thailand. It will not be available in countries such as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, the United States, or10 the United Kingdom. Some Aero options are excluded along with several new features.

      Windows 7 Home Premium This edition contains features aimed at the home market segment, such as Windows Media Center, Windows Aero and touch-screen controls.

      Windows 7 Professional This edition is targeted toward enthusiasts and small business users. It includes all the features of Windows 7 Home Premium, and adds the ability to participate in a Windows Server domain. Additional features include operating as a Remote Desktop server, location aware printing, Encrypting File System, Presentation Mode and Windows XP Mode.

      Windows 7 Enterprise (Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7600) This edition targets the enterprise segment of the market and is sold through volume licensing to companies which have Software Assurance contract with Microsoft. Additional features include support for Multilingual User Interface (MUI) packages, BitLocker Drive Encryption, and UNIX application-support. Not available through retail or OEM channels, this edition is distributed through Microsoft Software Assurance (SA). As a result it includes several SA-only benefits, including a license allowing the running of multiple virtual machines, and activation via VLK.

      Windows 7 Ultimate Windows 7 Ultimate contains the same features as Windows 7 Enterprise, but unlike that edition it will be available to home users on an individual license basis. Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional users are able to upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate for a fee using Windows Anytime Upgrade if they wish to do so. Unlike Windows Vista Ultimate, the Windows 7 Ultimate edition will not include the Windows Ultimate Extras feature or any exclusive features. (6.1.7600) Observe the existence of versions that is locked out from activation in some countries.

      Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601.17514)

      Windows Server 2008 R2 for servers.

      Windows Web Server 2008 R2

      Windows Storage Server 2008 R2

      Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition

      Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition

      Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition

      Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems

      Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 for high Performance supercomputers

      Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation

      Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601.17514)

      Windows Mobile 6.5 for smartphones

      Windows Phone 7 for smartphones

      Windows Home Server Announced at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Windows Home Server is intended to be a solution for homes with multiple connected PCs to offer file sharing, automated backups, and remote access.

      Windows XP Embedded, for embedded systems requiring parts of the Windows XP infrastructure

      Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs, a low-end version of Windows XP that is intended to be a thin-client that works with older hardware. It was replaced by Windows Thin PC.

      Windows Embedded CE 6.0, for embedded systems (not based on the Windows NT kernel)

      Windows Mobile 6.1 for smartphones and PDAs

      Windows Server 2008 for servers.

      Windows Web Server 2008

      Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition (Microsoft Windows NT 6.0.6002 Service Pack 2)

      Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (Microsoft Windows NT 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1)

      Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition

      Windows Storage Server 2008

      Windows Small Business Server 2008 (Codenamed “Cougar”) for small businesses

      Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (Codenamed “Centro”) for medium-sized businesses[1]

      Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems

      Windows HPC Server 2008 for high Performance supercomputers

      Windows Server Foundation 2008

      Windows Vista, for home and business desktops and portable computers

      Windows Vista Starter Similar to Windows XP Starter Edition, this edition was limited to emerging markets such as Colombia, India, Thailand, and Indonesia, mainly to offer a legal alternative to using unauthorized copies. It was not be available in the United States, Canada, Europe, or Australia.

      Windows Vista Home Basic Similar to Windows XP Home Edition, Home Basic was intended for budget users not requiring advanced media support for home use. The Windows Aero theme with translucent effects was not be included with this edition.

      Windows Vista Home Premium Like Windows XP Media Center Edition, this edition did support more advanced multimedia and entertainment authoring, premium games, mobile and tablet PC support, Network Projector, Windows Aero, Touch Screen, and auxiliary display (via Windows Side Show) support.

      Windows Vista Business This edition was aimed at the business market. It includes advanced network and security features, whilst excluding entertainment features.

      Windows Vista Enterprise (Microsoft Windows NT 6.0.6000.0) This edition was aimed at the enterprise segment of the market, and is a superset of the Business edition. Additional features include multilingual user interface support, BitLocker Drive Encryption, and UNIX application support. This edition was not be available through retail or OEM channels

      Windows Vista Ultimate This edition combines all the features of the Home Premium and Enterprise editions, a game performance tweaker (WinSAT), and “Ultimate Extras”.

      [edit] Past versions

      Windows Server 2003 for servers

      Small Business Server for first server installations (up to 2 processors)

      Web Edition for basic Web serving (up to 2 processors)

      Standard Edition for smaller server applications that don’t require clustering (up to 4 processors)

      Enterprise Edition for larger server applications, and clustering (up to 8 processors)

      Datacenter Edition for mainframe like servers (up to 128 processors)

      Storage Server for Network Attached Storage Devices (5.2.3790)

      Windows Mobile 6 for smartphones and PDA

      Windows Mobile 6 Standard for smartphones

      Windows Mobile 6 Classic for PDA without GSM

      Windows Mobile 6 for PDA with GSM

      Windows XP for desktops and laptops (notebooks)

      Windows XP Starter Edition, for new computer users in developing countries

      Windows XP Home Edition, for home desktops and laptops

      Windows XP Home Edition N, as above, but without a default installation of Windows Media Player, as mandated by an EU ruling

      Windows XP Professional, for business and power users (Version number: NT 5.1.2600)

      Windows XP Professional N, as above, but without a default installation of Windows Media Player, as mandated by an EU ruling

      Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, for PCs with x86-64 processors (based on Windows Server 2003)

      Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, for notebooks with a touch screen or a pen-sensitive screen

      Windows XP Media Center Edition for desktops and notebooks with an emphasis on audio, video, and PVR capability. There are four versions:

      Windows XP Media Center Edition

      Windows XP Media Center Edition 2003

      Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004

      Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

      2001 October 25 – Windows XP 64-bit Edition – A version of Windows XP roughly analogous to Windows XP Professional for Intel’s IA-64 (Itanium) line of CPUs. It was discontinued in early 2005 after manufacturers stopped shipping Itanium systems marketed as ‘workstations’.

      Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, for tablet PCs

      2000 February 17 – Windows 2000 (Version number: NT 5.0.2195)

      Windows 2000 Professional

      Windows 2000 Server

      Windows 2000 Advanced Server

      Windows 2000 Datacenter Server

      2000 June 19 – Windows Me (Version number: 4.90.3000 (Security Version 4.90.3000A))

      Windows 98

      1999 May 5 – Windows 98 Second Edition (Version number: 4.10.2222 or 4.10.2222A (Security Version 4.10.2222C))

      1998 June 25 – Windows 98 (Version number: 4.10.1998 (Security Version 4.10.1998A))

      1996 July 29 – Windows NT 4.0 – the last version which ran on RISC architectures like DEC Alpha, MIPS and PowerPC. Later versions concentrated on x86-based hardware and – mainly as server OSs – the IA-64 line of CPUs. (Version number: NT 4.0.1381)

      Windows 95

      1997 November 26 – Windows 95 OSR2.5 (Version number: 4.03.1216 (also listed as 4.00.950C))

      1997 August 27 – Windows 95 OSR 2.1 (Version number: 4.03.1214 (also listed as 4.00.950B))

      1997 August 27 – Windows 95 USB Supplement to OSR2 (Version number: 4.03.1212 (also listed as 4.00.950B))

      1996 August 24 – Windows 95 OSR2 (Version number: 4.00.1111 (also listed as 4.00.950B))

      1996 February 14 – Windows 95 OSR1 (Version number: 4.00.951 (also listed as 4.00.950A)

      1995 December 31 – Windows 95 SP1 (Version number: 4.00.951 (also listed as 4.00.950A)

      1995 August 24 – Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95 (Version number: 4.40.310)

      1995 August 24 – Windows 95 (Version number: 4.00.950)

      1995 June – Windows NT 3.51 (Version number: NT 3.51.1057)

      1994 September – Windows NT 3.5 (Version number: NT 3.50.807)

      1993 October – Windows 3.2 This Version of Windows was only released in simplified Chinese.

      1993 August 11 – Windows for Workgroups 3.11

      1993 August – Windows NT 3.1 (Version number: NT 3.10.528)

      1992 October – Windows for Workgroups 3.1

      1992 August – Windows 3.1 (Version number: 3.10.040)

      1990 May 22 – Windows 3.0 (Version number: 3.00.73)

      1989 March 13 – Windows 2.11

      1988 May 27 – Windows 2.10

      1987 December 9 – Windows 2.03

      1987 April – Windows 1.04

      1986 August – Windows 1.03

      1986 May – Windows 1.02

      1985 November 20 – Windows 1.01

      CE-based

      2008 Windows Mobile 6.1, based on Windows CE 5.2.19202

      2006 Windows CE 6.0

      2005 Windows CE 5.0, with version for smart phones and PDAs sold as Windows Mobile 5.0

      2004 Windows CE 4.2, with version for smart phones and PDAs sold as Windows Mobile 2003 SE

      2003 Windows CE 4.1, with version for smart phones and PDAs sold as Pocket PC 2003

      2002 Windows CE 4.0, with version for smart phones and PDAs sold as Pocket PC 2002

      2000 July – Windows CE 3.0, with version for smart phones and PDAs sold as Pocket PC 2000

      1999 August – Windows CE 2.12

      1998 October – Windows CE 2.11

      1998 July – Windows CE 2.1

      1997 November – Windows CE 2.0

      1996 November – Windows CE 1.0

      [edit] Cancelled versions

      April 1985 Windows 1.0 Beta was scrapped, but later became the framework of the first version of Windows.

      1996 February 29– Cairo (a “true object-oriented OS”) planned after Windows NT 4.0 and had the same primary and secondary version numbers.

      1996 May 2 – Windows Nashville (Windows 96)

      1999 December 27– Windows Neptune, the first planned version of Microsoft Windows NT to have a consumer edition variant, based on the Windows 2000 codebase. A version was sent out to testers but was never released.[2]

      2000 January 13– Windows Odyssey, a version intended to be an update to the Microsoft Windows NT 5.x codebase. The teams working on Neptune and Odyssey combined to work on the Whistler project,[3] later released as Windows XP.

  • Beachnut22000

    Make it so we can go from xp into 9. With cheaper softwear.

  • 68flag

    Well it makes sense.
    Windows 8 isn’t really “Windows 8”. Its more like “Windows 7 Metro Edition” or “Windows 7 Touchscreen Edition”. It is geared more towards tablets and touch screen monitors, (hopefully) not to normal laptop/desktop users.

    Windows 9 would hopefully be geared for the average user with a normal non-touch screen that doesn’t use godawful facebook and gimmicky “apps”

    The problem with that is that we already have that…
    Its called Windows 7 and Windows XP

  • Bineeshbgopl

    lol hackerz r mischeating about win 8 &9……

    90 % of global computers r having fake operating system…….filled with..

  • Bineeshbgopal

    win 12 will be soon relaesing……..
    ie 2049

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KZ4RFMGBDXYPKPK2V6PFOSTRCA Mumko

    Dear comrades, such as Windows 20 out my call to you put it :-))

  • Awdf

    asdf

  • Asdfasdf

    All lies!

  • Gavin

    Look a bunch of Jerk-Off’s debating about windows 9 when 8 isn’t even out yet, guys please, for gods sake get a friggen life, I heard windows 9 will feature transient playback of videos, so while you are whacking off, you only see the best parts, hahaha loooooooooosers

    • Jackie

      Seems like you want us to help you get a life.

  • Guest

    [SPAM COMMENT]

  • GUEST

    [SPAM COMMENT] lol im JUST KIDDING but SPAM
    just kidding about spaming yo face but whats the logo for windows 9 going to be or is it going to be called someing eles than windows?

  • WishTheyWereAllSacked

    I predict it will be even more dumbed down and take away more of your ability to control advanced functions, and that critics will love it for this insane reason.

    Why does anyone celebrate the loss of the file menu? why not just have the ability to hide it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/dnationsr David E Nation Sr

    I think your looking too far down the road. I’m speculating that we will see either a version up-date or a new version by October of 2013.

  • w8 loss

    The sooner the better, windows 8 is another vista

  • Microsoft

    I work for microsoft. There is no windows 9. It’s just windows 8 for right now so they can try to beat apple.