Microsoft plans radical changes, new operating systems

It’s a public secret now that the once almighty software giant Microsoft is not doing very well. The Vista disaster was somewhat remedied by the success of Windows 7 but ever since then Microsoft has been sinking slowly – Windows 8 is definitely not a successful operating system, Windows RT is slowly dying and on the smartphone market Microsoft is almost non-existent. All this requires major changes and the first one is already here – Steve Ballmer will soon quit Microsoft.

While this might be a step in the right direction more measures must be taken and the people at Microsoft are aware of this. This is why the US software giant will implement several major changes in the next few years. One of them will be the end of releasing service packs for its operating systems – instead Microsoft will release major updates to its operating systems such as Windows 8.1 – an update to Windows 8. Another change will be the merging of Windows RT and Windows Phone – Microsoft will create a hybrid operating system that will unite the two platforms.

In 2014 the company will also release Windows 9 – one of the last operating systems, as we know them. Windows 9 will be a fully modular OS with an Aero interface in a new form. The major change will occur with Windows 10 – the first OS that will rely on cloud technology. It will also feature a radically new user interface that may be controlled by eyesight. Windows 10 is expected around the 2015-2016 timeframe.

The information is of course unofficial but still it comes from a forum that is really close to the US company. We’ll see what happens and the first step is the release of Windows 8.1 this fall.


Source: X-bit Labs

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