Windows 9 Could Arrive This Year, Microsoft Aims For Rapid Release Cycles
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
Speculation about Windows 9 is heating up already. Windows 9 is going to be Microsoft’s next big OS release and they think it will be needed to move Windows users from older operating systems like Windows XP and Windows 7 to newer ones. This is especially true given the relative failure of Windows 8 and the fact Windows 8 seems incapable of moving users from Windows XP and Windows 7 – a new approach is required. Famous Windows leaker WZor claims that we will see the beta version of Windows 9 from May while the final release candidate could be expected later on this year – the Windows 9 RTM is slated for between October 21st and October 25th.
The speculation matches the rhetoric Microsoft had at the latest BUILD conference in June 2013 where former-CEO Steve Ballmer stated that:
“We are moving to an absolutely rapid release cycle, Rapid release, rapid release, rapid release.We’re transitioning from a software company to a company that’s building software, devices and services, And the only way we can do that is to adopt a rapid product release cadence. This is fundamental to what we’re doing, and what we must to do to mobilize our ecosystem and our partners.”
Microsoft speeding up the release cycles for Windows could have both good and bad consequences for consumers. What do you think about the possibility of us seeing Windows 9 this year? I for one haven’t even left Windows 7 yet!
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