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Microsoft Windows 9 leaked screenshots reveal the desktop's return

Microsoft wants to return to its desktop roots with Windows 9, as recently leaked screenshots reveal
By: Michael Hatamoto | Operating Systems News | Posted: Sep 11, 2014 8:34 pm

Images reportedly leaked from Microsoft's upcoming Windows 9 operating system have hit the Internet, and indicate the desktop experience is back in full force. The official Windows Technical Preview should be available sometime in the next few weeks. Windows 9 should be released in April 2015, as Microsoft pushes ahead with the OS on PCs, notebooks, tablets and smartphones.




Even the Windows Store, a Metro app, has its own window running on the Windows 9 desktop. Similar to older versions of Windows, the window has an options screen on the left-hand side - and traditional minimize, maximize and close buttons in the right hand corner of the store.


Microsoft wanted to push users towards mobility with Windows 8, a touch-designed OS, but desktop and notebook users were not pleased. Despite being stable - and providing enhanced security features - than older versions of Windows, users weren't in a big hurry to abandon Windows 7 in favor of 8/8.1.


Windows 9 will also feature the "mini" Start menu, and with Metro apps running on the desktop, it appears Microsoft is trying to fix 8/8.1 mistakes.


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