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The New Name for the Upcoming Microsoft Windows Will Soon Be Revealed

Sep 29, 2014 07:05 PM EDT | By Adelyn Torralba
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Upcoming Microsoft Windows will have its official unveiling in San Francisco on September 30.

Rumors about the name of the upcoming Microsoft Windows have been circulating. As of now Microsoft has given it the codename "Windows Threshold." But most people refer to it as "Windows 9" since Windows 8 is Microsoft's current operating system.

The Verge speculates that the upcoming Microsoft Windows will simply be known as "Windows" or even "Windows 9" citing several data and a recent Reuters report to support such assumption.

The upcoming Microsoft Windows is known in the company as "Windows Threshold" or "Windows X." Some speculate that it might also be named as "Windows One." The latest Microsoft gaming platform is named as "Xbox One" so this rumor has some basis. The Verge reporter also claimed that whatever name Microsoft decides, it will probably include the original name - "Windows".

The Upcoming Microsoft Windows event in San Francisco is by invitation only and it has been reported that the Microsoft Company will hold a "Windows Technical Preview," during the said event. The preview will be the chance of developers and enterprise, as well as corporate users, to evaluate the performance and improvements in "Windows Threshold."

Details are sketchy but some information about the features of the new Windows has surfaced. Windows 9 unlike the current Windows 8 will now have Start Menu. Microsoft hopes that the return of the Start Menu will convince a lot of Windows users to upgrade to the new Windows. The missing Start Menu from Windows 8 is seen as one of the reason for the slow sales of current Window OS. Microsoft will also add a virtual desktop feature and a Notification center.

The September 30 technical preview of the upcoming Microsoft Windows is only the first. The technical previews will be conducted regularly until Windows 9 is ready for the consumers. "Windows Threshold" is set to be release this September next week. 

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