As you probably know, Windows 8 has been a huge flop for Microsoft among laptop and desktop PC users. They simply made too many changes at once, leaving many seasoned Windows users feeling confused, alienated, and even insulted.
Sales suffered as a result, and Windows 8 will almost certainly go down in history as just as big a dud as Windows Vista.
To Microsoft’s credit, they did eventually start paying attention to the flood of user complaints and suggestions, and with the release of Windows 8.1 they mitigated much of the disaster that was plain vanilla Windows 8. In fact, in my opinion Windows 8.1 is vastly superior to Windows 8.
Note: If you’re a Windows 8 user who hasn’t taken advantage of the free update to Windows 8.1, I urge you to do so right away! This post explains how.
All of the previous being said, Microsoft has a problem. Windows 8 did so much damage to its own image that all the great fixes in Windows 8.1 simply weren’t enough to remove the bad taste people have in their mouths for Windows 8. Realizing this, Microsoft decided to simply jettison the “Windows 8.x” name altogether and start fresh with a re-worked version of Windows called, get ready for it….Windows 9!
Windows 9 will keep all the great “fixes” made available in Windows 8.1, and even make some of even better. A perfect example is the revamped Start Button working in conjunction with a brand new Start Menu.
The Windows 9 Start Menu will combine the familiar look and functionality of the beloved Windows 7 Start Menu with the “live tiles” on the Start Screen. And it truly will offer users the best of both worlds.
I could explain in words how the new Windows 9 Start Menu will work, but the short video below (courtesy of our friends at WinFuture) will give you a much better understanding of its look and functionality. Check it out and let me know what you think.