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Why Microsoft needs to reveal Windows 9 sooner than later: The end of Windows 7

Brad Chacos | Aug. 25, 2014
Several reports from usually reliable Windows watchers say Microsoft is poised to unveil Windows 9 at the end of September. The new OS will mark the return of the Start menu, the ability to run Metro apps inside desktop windows, and other PC-friendly tweaks. The timing makes ton of sense, in spite of Windows 8's short run. Why? Because Windows 7.

Past reports indicate that Microsoft is taking steps in the right direction with Windows 9, and yes, we have some ideas on what we'd like to see included in Windows 9 to make it shine even more brightly. But why wait if you truly dislike Windows 8? While most big box retailers gave up on Windows 7 machines long ago, there are still ways to buy a new Windows 7 PC in the Windows 8 era — if you act quickly.

 

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