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9 things to look for in Windows 9

Tim Greene | Sept. 30, 2014
Virtual desktops, Cortana and of course a Start menu are expected.

The name - It makes sense that Microsoft would like to use a different name for the next iteration of its operating system since Windows 8 has been so widely criticized. That name may be Windows 9, but Microsoft has not confirmed it and has stated that the next operating system has not been named. This after the head of Microsoft in France referred to the operating system as Windows 9.

Battery life management -- Microsoft has talked about improving battery life by adjusting how often processes tap the CPE on the devices on which it runs -- reducing the number of times per second by a power of 10. It would be nice to see some of that introduced with the next version in order to guarantee mobile devices are good for full days of work or travel away from external power sources.


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