Sunday, February 16, 2014

Windows 9: next version of Windows? What do you expect?


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Rumors

In recent months there's been rumors swirling around that Microsoft will release next version of Windows currently known as Windows 9. Currently, Microsoft is set to roll out Update 1 for Windows 8.1 soon.

Microsoft will release the Windows 9 between May and November this year, according to rumors. In January 2014, Windows 9 was expected only in early 2015.

What People Expect 

I expect the new release Windows 9 will be cheaper for home user, at least same price with Windows 7 Home Basic. And, the interface back to "normal" as Windows 7 and successful earlier versions of windows. Just put one button on task bar  or desktop to activate and disactivate Metro launcher.

John C. Dvorak, columnist PCMag.com, in his articles "Microsoft's Must-Have List for Windows 9" list 5 his wishlist:

  1. Fix the file system.  - Develop a database-style file system that would allow for easy and super-fast searches for keywords within the structure of the file.
  2. Fix the Networking. – Can support various networking protocol and interface, without additional patch.
  3. Bring back the distraction games.  – Bring back Spider Solitaire and Pinball.
  4. Scale everything.
  5. Put back the real Start menu.-  For user convenience. 

Read full article here:  pcmag.com

Woody Leonhard, writer for "Windows 8 All-in-One for Dummies." in his article "10 must-have features for Windows 9":

  1. Put back start button
  2. Multiboot - To boot to the desktop or the Metro Start screen and configurable in control panel. ( like linux desktop)
  3. Dual monitor with Metro on the side - Can configure, one screen for normal desktop and another screen for Metro
  4. Meaningful notifications
  5. Desktop Charms that do something
  6. Metro apps at iPad standards
  7. Bring back Aero Glass feature.
  8. A Control Panel that controls
  9. Metro mute button 
  10. "Get out of hell" modal dialog
Read full article here:  infoworld.com

How about you?


Source: winbeta.org