Windows 9 Rumoured to Launch as “Windows”
Jeremy Tate / 3 years ago
Reports are swirling that Microsoft’s looking to change things up for its next major release of its desktop operating system – opting for the name “Windows” over “Windows 9”. Key driving forces behind the potential decision from Redmond come from a lack of consumer awareness and understanding behind “Windows RT” and “Windows 8” monikers, with many consumers expecting the RT variant to offer a full subset of Windows functions and features.
If the decision goes ahead – Microsoft’s marketing department will have to work in overdrive to ensure the new desktop operating system doesn’t get swept away or cause even further confusion in the sea of OS’s. It’d be a bold manoeuvre – but one that has the potential to help assist in binding all of Microsoft’s software, new direction and core architecture home to consumers and business – if they can pull it off. We could very well spot Microsoft referring to “Windows” alone across desktop, tablet and mobile in the very near future. In addition to the potential streamlined name, new additions and improvements are expected in the upcoming release. With heavy emphasis on revising the desktop and Modern UI aspects – Microsoft looks to improve ease of use and make things easier for customers. Hopefully with a bit of luck and vision this can shape up to becoming a version of Windows everyone can get behind.