Rumor mill: Windows 9 and Windows 10 details leak

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 27 2013 @ 21:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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While the next major version of Windows is likely at least one year away from us, WinBeta noticed details about the next versions of Windows were leaked at a Russian forum by WZOR, a guy who has been behind countless Microsoft leaks in the past.

According to WZOR, Windows 9 will be similar to the desktop operating system we know today and that Microsoft plans to bring back the Aero interface, but in a different fashion than before. He also claims that Windows 9 will arrive in 2014, which is in line with previous reports that Microsoft is moving towards a yearly release cycle for Windows. Bear in mind that Windows 9 is likely a codename, the actual name of the operating system may be different.

There's also some talk about "Windows 10", WZOR claims this will be a full "cloud OS" and that Microsoft hopes to get an internal concept working by September 1st, but it will likely take a lot longer until Microsoft shows this to the general public.

Another rumor is that Microsoft plans to merge Windows Phone and Windows RT, but a timeframe for when this is supposed to happen isn't provided.

WZOR also claims that more details about the aforementioned rumors will become available in September.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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