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Microsoft Might Delay Windows 9 as Windows 8.2 Takes Shape


Microsoft Might Delay Windows 9 as Windows 8.2 Takes Shape

 
Windows 8 will receive its first major upgrade this summerEnlarge picture – Windows 8 will receive its first major upgrade this summer
Microsoft is currently working on two different Windows projects, both of which are supposed to bring major improvements to the otherwise disappointing Windows 8 released in October 2012.

Windows 8.1, a major upgrade for Windows 8, is expected to be released this summer, while Windows 9, the next-generation Windows operating system, is projected to see daylight in November 2014.

It appears that Microsoft has worked out a much more complex long-term plan for its Windows platform, as the company might actually delay Windows 9 in case Windows 8.1 fails to excite, just like the operating system it’s based on.

According to some new rumors, Microsoft is also pondering the release of a second Windows 8 upgrade, possibly called Windows 8.2, which could bring a number of improvements to Windows 8.1 and likely to be unveiled in 2014.

If this is true, launching Windows 9 during the same year won’t make much sense, so Microsoft would basically have no other choice than to delay the next full Windows release.

Of course, you shouldn’t take this for granted, but don’t be too surprised if Microsoft decides to continue the Windows 8 upgrade frenzy next year.

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50 Windows 8 tips, tricks and secrets


50 Windows 8 tips, tricks and secrets

Here’s a really cool article highlighting some Windows 8 tips and tricks. Enjoy!

50 Windows 8 tips, tricks and secrets

Windows 8 is finally here, and if you’re used to previous versions of Windows then you’re going to notice that quite a bit has changed. In fact, Windows has seen the biggest changes since the jump from Windows 3.1 to Windows 95.

Out goes the Start menu, in comes the new touch-oriented Start screen, new apps, new interface conventions – even experienced PC users may be left feeling a little lost.

Don’t despair, though, help is at hand with the following Windows 8 tutorial. We’ve been investigating every part of Windows 8, uncovering many of its most important tips and tricks, so read our guide and you’ll soon be equipped to get the most out of Microsoft’s latest release.

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