“Threshold” to be Called Windows 9, Ship in April 2015

Paul Thurrott writing about the next version of Windows:

But Threshold is more important than any specific updates. Windows 8 is tanking harder than Microsoft is comfortable discussing in public, and the latest release, Windows 8.1, which is a substantial and free upgrade with major improvements over the original release, is in use on less than 25 million PCs at the moment. That’s a disaster, and Threshold needs to strike a better balance between meeting the needs of over a billion traditional PC users while enticing users to adopt this new Windows on new types of personal computing devices. In short, it needs to be everything that Windows 8 is not.

Here’s what I’ve learned about Threshold.

Windows 9. To distance itself from the Windows 8 debacle, Microsoft is currently planning to drop the Windows 8 name and brand this next release as Windows 9. That could change, but that’s the current thinking.

I doubt naming the next iteration of your software, ‘Windows 9’ is sufficient to Distance itself from the absolute disaster that is Windows 8.

You can’t help but think that no matter what they do it’s just a matter of too little too late.

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