Microsoft will give Windows 9 a new name
In addition to innovations in Windows 9, which Microsoft will discuss next week on Tuesday, the company also plans to announce the name of the new operating system.
According to Reuters, Microsoft is not only going to discuss the future of Windows 9, but also to announce a new brand for its software and it can be either a completely new name, or simply «Windows».
The publication also says that the new name «symbolizes a new direction and style for Microsoft and is parting with an aggressive focus on Windows and PC, which was a hallmark strategy of the previous chief Executive officer Steve Ballmer. The new CEO, Satya Nadella, defends the emphasis on selling services across all platforms.
The name change is also a desire to avoid bad associations with the operating system Windows 8, which is ambitious but, as time has shown, an unsuccessful attempt by Microsoft to adapt Windows for tablet PC. However, with Windows 9, Microsoft hopes to regain lost users and, more importantly, corporate clients.
Leaks about Windows 9 Technical Preview showed some of the major changes. For example, the company is working on a new menu «start» window mode for modern apps, a notification center, virtual desktops and other improvements for the desktop.
It is expected that the company will release the technical version of the new OS to the General public. Earlier it was reported that this will happen immediately after 1-hour briefing on 30 September, but there is also information that will have to wait a little longer.