Windows 10: Microsoft Could Launch Windows 9 as “Windows”

Discus and support Microsoft Could Launch Windows 9 as “Windows” in Windows 10 News to solve the problem; Windows 9 is already on the radar, and Microsoft could introduce the very first beta of this operating system later this month, but it appears that the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 News' started by labeeman, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. labeeman Win User

    Microsoft Could Launch Windows 9 as “Windows”


    labeeman, Sep 4, 2014
  2. TaSac Win User

    Lumia 620 sw update

    I want to ask can lumia 620 update to windows 8.5 and 9 when they will be launch?
    TaSac, Sep 4, 2014
  3. GusHughes Win User
    rome total war

    Eeshwar, this doesn't work, unfortunately. The game will launch to a black screen and will, when you alt-tab or switch apps, display a specific error message stating that the game could not find Direct X 9.

    This is the common error for all those talking about these games not running under Windows 10 - the game requires Direct X 9.

    I thought DX11 was backward compatible, but apparently not! Happens for both Rome: Total War and Alexander: Total War.

    This using an HP Envy, Windows 10 with all the latest drivers.
    GusHughes, Sep 4, 2014
  4. BunnyJ New Member

    Microsoft Could Launch Windows 9 as “Windows”

    I for one can't wait for all of the speculation to END!!

    BunnyJ, Sep 4, 2014
  5. z3r010 Win User
    Given that Microsoft have a bad habit of giving new products the name of existing but different products that they already have (outlook & Surface come to mind) I'm thinking they will call it Windows XP.
    z3r010, Sep 4, 2014
  6. labeeman Win User
    Yep that would give them 24% market share real quick. LOL
    labeeman, Sep 4, 2014
  7. Gornot Win User
    I was kinda hoping, even back before 8, that MS would adopt an actual naming scheme.

    "Vista" was the perfect name for that largely hated version of the OS, and 7 wasn't bad either, because there was so much hype and MS seemed to be very proud in the name... But Windows 8 just never sat right. Even if 9 becomes just "Windows"... that's kinda silly if you ask me.

    And the more I think about it, the more "Windows Threshold" as the official OS name sounds pretty good. With so many different kinds of devices these days, being able to run Windows on all of them puts the core of the OS and its features (which would hopefully be pretty much the same across the ecosystem) at the threshold between different types of UI.

    Does that make sense to anyone, or is it just me? xD
    Gornot, Sep 4, 2014
  8. Chuck38 Win User

    Microsoft Could Launch Windows 9 as “Windows”

    Source: Forget Windows 9 and Windows Phone: Will it all be called just plain 'Windows'? | PCWorld

    Chuck38, Sep 5, 2014
  9. alex809 Win User
    Lol they better not just call it "Windows" if they do i can see this now.
    Walk into a store:
    clerk: Why hello how can i help you?
    Customer: Yeah i want to buy windows
    clerk: Will it be used on your Phone, Tablet, PC, (other devices here)
    customer: What's the difference
    clerk: well Windows will only run on each device if you buy the right copy
    customer: so how do i know which copy to buy if its all "Windows"
    clerk: I don't know

    alex809, Sep 5, 2014
  10. Trust_No1 Win User
    I really like this idea, they already have named it... Windows Threshold ... seems completely logical

    Oh oh... would the name of this forum have to change then??
    Trust_No1, Sep 6, 2014
  11. Morgan Win User
    I think the idea behind calling it just Windows was to put it on a subscription basis. If you're subscriber, version names lose their meaning, you always have the newest on anyway.
    Morgan, Sep 6, 2014
  12. Windows....Windows? Seriously just name it Windows 9 or think about other names except Windows.
    RoasterMen, Sep 6, 2014
  13. Chuck38 Win User

    Microsoft Could Launch Windows 9 as “Windows”

    How about Windows Elite? That's got a nice ring to it, don't ya think?
    Chuck38, Sep 6, 2014
  14. A Guy Win User
    Windows 9, we have this nice forum ready, John just bought a new honking server. It has to be Windows 9 *Wink
    A Guy, Sep 6, 2014
  15. CountMike New Member
    Maybe "Not Windows 8" would be appropriate name.
    CountMike, Sep 6, 2014

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