Microsoft is right on the edges of releasing another new operating system. While the new one is supposed to bring major facelift and upgrade to the computer operating experience, it is yet supposed to leave many footprints from the previous Windows operating systems which has brought Windows to where it is today. However, from the R&D departments of Microsoft we got to know that they are busy making some further updates for the Windows 8.1 but the major focus is on the bigger, better and more awesome Windows 9 which is set to be released on the upcoming year.
The new version of Windows bears the codename Threshold. The developer preview may hit the websites later this year bearing this codename as an official name or might not; we need to wait for that. In the meantime, Microsoft will deliver the Windows 8.1 update to the machines already running Windows 8.1.
Windows 9 Brings Back the Start Menu
How annoyed were you when you discovered that the new Windows 8 does not have the traditional Start button at the bottom left corner? At the same time, you must have felt helpless as well. How do I turn the computer off? – This was probably the second question that hit your mind. Microsoft knows by now that converting the Start Menu into a Start Screen was never a good move; even though it was welcomed by many but most did not like it. Especially those who want to keep computers and tablets different and not blend them up.
The Start Menu resurrection project was originally due for the Windows 8.1 Update 2 but now this would be released with the major release, Windows 9.
However, the company will not completely remove the Start Screen options. Adaptable users who have already gotten used to the new Start Screen interface and want to stick to this new interface can keep using the Start Screen. This option is seem to be available on the test and developer previews, hopefully this will stay in the final builds as well.
Slight Differences in the New Start Menu
Why should the Start Menu be deprived of receiving exciting facelifts while the whole Windows has gone through major changes? Notes on developer preview announce that the Start menu will have a refined interface which has never been seen in any of the previous versions of Windows. However, the floating tiles on the Start menu strongly resemble the Metro interface in the Windows 8 even though Microsoft agrees to disagree it.
The metro interface might be brought to the desktop interface as well, instead of confining them to the Start Screen. Almost like the typical software and applications run on Windows. Windows Phone and Windows RT will continue to have the desktop mode and the floating Metro apps on the desktop feature will be introduced in the ARM architecture of Windows as well.
Windows 8.1 Update 2 is to Arrive Shortly
During August Microsoft might release their security patches and update 2 will be included in that patch. The patch comes with minor upgrades and mostly bug fixes and added support for latest hardware. That’s all we knew about the Windows 8.1 update 2.
Hopefully the new Windows 9 will be a pleasant experience to the users.