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Windows 9 May Cost £20 for Windows 7 Users

Russian Windows leaker Wzor is claiming that Windows 9 will cost "somewhere in the region of $30" (or roughly £20) for Windows 7 users, compared to it being free for Windows 8 users. Read More >>

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Windows 9 Will be Free for Windows 8 Users, Confirms Microsoft Executive

An Indonesian executive for Microsoft has seemingly confirmed a long-rumoured detail of the upcoming Windows 9 operating system, in that it will be offered free of charge to Windows 8 users. Well, that way you'll have less to complain about if it turns out to be rubbish, I suppose. Read More >>

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Leaked Windows 9 Screenshots Show Hints of Cortana on the Desktop

Cortana is coming to Windows 9, according to these screenshots coming to us by way of German blog WinFuture, which show her off in a very experimental form. Not much of a surprise, but they seem to confirm what we're already expecting—that the digital assistant will find a home on the PC, too. Read More >>

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Here, Allegedly, is Windows 9’s Notification Centre in Action

This week, we saw leaked images of what was purported to be Windows 9, showing a new toolbar with a search function and a revamped Notification Centre on the system tray. Now, thanks to WinFuture, we get a glimpse of how that Notification center might look in action. Read More >>

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This Could Be Windows 9’s New Virtual Desktops in Action

Earlier today we got a taste of what appears to be Windows 9's new Start Menu in action. Now a leak by the German site WinFuture.de (which has been leaking things left and right) shows rumoured Virtual Desktops doing their thing. Read More >>

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This is How the Windows 9 Start Menu Might Work

Yesterday we saw the first leaked screenshots of what purports to be Windows 9, complete with Start menu. Now, there's a video which shows how the returning feature might work in the next iteration of the OS. Read More >>

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This Could be the First Glimpse of Windows 9

We know that Windows 9 is on its way—Microsoft even accidentally teased it!—but now we might be, maybe, possibly be looking at what it could look like. Read More >>

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Windows 9 Rumour Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

Windows 8 has been limping through its existence for just about two years now, and despite the fact that its continual updates have improved it a fair bit, the numbers aren't encouraging. Microsoft knows this, and the rumours surrounding Windows 9 show that it's going to be a move back to more familiar territory. Here's what we think might be coming. Read More >>

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You Won’t Get Two UIs in Windows 9 on Desktop

Microsoft is looking to undo the confusion that many users felt when upgrading to Windows 8, with a rumour suggesting Windows 9 will do away with the tiled Modern UI start screen completely when using W9 on a desktop. Read More >>

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Windows 9 to be Unveiled Next Month

Looks like the rumour mill was right. Windows 9 will finally be unveiled to the public on September 30 at a press event. Read More >>

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Report: Microsoft Will Drop Windows 9 Preview Next Month

ZDNet reports that Microsoft will release a preview of Windows 9 next month, in advance of of the general release, which is expected in Spring 2015. Which of the the rumoured improvements will Microsoft show off in the early preview? Read More >>

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Windows 9 Might Have Cortana Built Right In

Last week a particular patent submitted by Apple outlined its plan to bring the mobile virtual assistant Siri to the desktop. It looks like Microsoft might be planning the same thing by brining the Windows 8.1 voice assistant Cortana into Windows 9 proper. Read More >>

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Rumour: Windows 9 Will Ditch the Charms Menu, Add Virtual Desktops

While the next update to Windows 8.1 is set to be minor, new reports suggest that Windows 9 will see Microsoft distance itself yet more from the bold Metro styling of the current OS. Read More >>

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Rumour: Windows 9 Preview Release Set for “2015 Q2-Q3”

Microsoft thought it had landed on a brave new world for computing with the launch of Windows 8, but a lukewarm response to its future-gazing features has forced the company to backtrack in many respects. Windows 9 is perhaps the most important release for Microsoft since Windows 7 saved us from Vista then, and could be with us as early as April of next year. Read More >>

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My Strategy for Saving Microsoft: Windows 98-Style Desktop Themes

At this year's Build conference in April, Microsoft is expected to reveal Windows 9. After dividing its audience with Windows 8, I have one suggestion for the new OS: bring back the Windows 98 desktop themes. Seriously. Just look how amazing they were... Read More >>