Windows 9 is coming to the marketplace soon, according to some recent reports. Earlier this month, one report said that Microsoft would show off its upcoming operating system, currently known as Threshold, toward the end of September or early October.
A more recent report said Microsoft is, in fact, planning to hold a special press event on Sept. 30 and will launch the preview build of its operating system soon after. With Windows 9 now just weeks away from its initial launch, many consumers and enterprise customers are likely wondering what the future holds for the operating system.
Windows 8 has been a nightmare for Microsoft and its customers, and so Windows 9 must be the operating system that bridges the gap between Windows 7 and an updated OS that Windows 8 couldn’t fill. In other words, Windows 9 cannot be a misstep the way Windows 8 was.
Microsoft, from all appearances, is doing everything it can to make sure that doesn’t happen. Several rumors, in fact, have suggested that Microsoft will be delivering a wide range of improvements and new features to make Windows 9 what Windows 8 should have been in the first place. In the following slide show, eWEEK takes a look at features users should expect to find in Windows 9.