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With Windows 8 ‘tanking hard,’ Microsoft preps Windows 9 for 2015

14
Jan
2014

Whomever Microsoft appoints as its new CEO, it looks like they’ll have to start work immediately cleaning up the mess left by Windows 8. Paul Thurrott writes that Microsoft is hard at work preparing a major new Windows release for April 2015 that is now codenamed “Threshold.” Thurrott says there’s a great sense of urgency surrounding the new release because “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.” So what can we expect from Threshold? Thurrott says that it will be Microsoft’s attempt to

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