Posted on My Digital Life forums, a leaked picture of the latest version of the future Windows 9 shows a Start menu. Although unofficial, this screen capture could confirm Microsoft’s intention to go back to this kind of menu after removing it in Windows 8. Also Read - Microsoft Surface event tomorrow: What to expect, how to watch livestream
Meanwhile, specialized website Neowin reports that the label “Windows 8.1” featuring on the screen is just a red herring, as Microsoft developers simply do not want to reveal a definitive name for the future operating system. Also Read - Best laptops for students and professionals under Rs 60,000 in India in September
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The commercial launch for Windows 9 (code name: Threshold) could take place in April 2015. Microsoft is believed to be planning to make all of its products (PCs, smartphones, tablets, games consoles…) migrate towards a single system.
Characterized by its completely redesigned interface and its compatibility with touchscreen devices, Windows 8 was released on October 26, 2012. A few days earlier, Microsoft CEO Bill Gates himself had hinted at that Windows and Windows Phone should one day converge towards a single platform.