We' re ready for Windows 9 to wash away the sins of Windows 8, and it looks like is, too-
According to ' s veteran Microsoft , a "technology preview" version of the tos is coming in
late September or October, with the final release scheduled for spring 2015- Mare tantalizing: that
technology preview may be freely available to the public.
Sources have told The Verge that Microsoft plans to unveil Windows 9, codename "Threshold." at a
preview event on September " In the past. has released developer previews for workign-
progress operating systems before making them publicly available- If the "technology preview" is available
to the public, we' ll all be able to check out Windows 9' s improvements before the end ofthe year- The
rumored changes in Threshold give us hope that Windows 9 will be to Windows 8 what Windows 7 was to
Here' s the biggest deal: yes, the Start menu is coming back. showed offs prototype mini start
menu back in April, which retains the Modern tile look while bringing back the Start program list- Some
version of this Start menu will supposedly come to Windows Cl in a fall update as well.