Windows 9 might be Microsofts last standalone Windows version

Microsoft logoEverybody knows that Microsoft is working on Windows 9 as we speak, but the company isnt talking too much about this project, leaving room for interpretation as to whether specific features could be part of the operating system or not.

But some interesting details about the way Windows 9 is going to change everything for both users and Microsoft have come out today from Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley, who writes that this could actually be the last standalone Windows version released by Redmond.

Such a plan actually makes quite a lot of sense, but lets take things one at a time.

First of all, its a well-known fact that Microsoft is planning to switch to a faster release cadence for Windows and most likely for other products such as Office. Steve Ballmer said it, Satya Nadella said it too, and the companys leadership team will most likely say it again during future events as well.

This fast release cadence basically means that Microsoft is willing to release big updates and improvements for its operating system a lot more often than before, with sources claiming that both fixes and new features are very likely to be part of these rollouts.

Foley says that its this faster release cadence that could make Windows 9 the last big standalone Windows version, as after the launch of the upcoming operating system the company will most likely focus on updates and other improvements.

Instead of delivering Windows 10, Windows 11, Windows 12, Microsoft's focus will be on updating Threshold, Foley explains, which means that from now on Microsoft might adopt a similar strategy to the one currently used by Apple for OS X.

The most important thing however is Microsofts plan for charging buyers for these OS versions, as the company might offer some of the updates for free, while others are obviously expected to come with a small fee.

In the last couple of years, Microsoft launched two major updates for Windows 8, namely 8.1 and 8.1 Update, both of which were offered free of charge, but this could obviously change if a similar strategy is adopted for Windows 9.

One of the reasons that could push Microsoft towards this new approach is the companys effort to keep users fully up to date and encourage them to keep running the very latest version of the operating system. It already tried such a strategy in Windows 8, but only a few users actually agreed to migrate, so Windows 9 is expected to play a game changer role when it comes out.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows 9

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

A mobile hotspot in Australia will be capable of hitting gigabit speeds on the go
A new game could be in the works as Blizzard appears to have been hiring for a Diablo-related project
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri will speak at MWC 2017
However what if you could go way, way back?
The Helio P15 packs an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 2.2GHz
Samsung claims up to 27-percent higher performance or 40-percent lower power
Preliminary data for October shows another Windows 10 boom
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
HP Slate 7 is a 7-inch Android 4 Tablet PC with good sound
A cost-effective, 7-inch tablet PC from a renowned manufacturer
October 25, 2013 / 4

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments