You may not have upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8, but pretty soon you’ll have Windows 9 to consider as an upgrade option. Microsoft should release something it calls a “technical preview” of Windows 9 at the end of this month. The word from industry watchers is that Windows 9 will include the start menu among other changes, and it might not even be called Windows 9.
Some also say the preview version will come between the second quarter and the third quarter next year. There will be versions available for smartphones, for PCs and for tablets.
Some analysts are saying that Microsoft is going to dump the so-called “charms bar”, an annoying menu that comes in from the right hand side of the screeen with buttons to search and share. There are also rumors that it will be 64-bit only, which might cause issues for people who want to upgrade the OS on older hardware.
Keep an eye on the technology news and see what is rumor and what turns out to be fact.