Windows 9 to be unveiled in April, distances itself from Windows 8 – Report

Windows 9Microsoft will attempt to distance itself from Windows 8 by announcing its successor, Windows 9, at the company’s annual Build conference in April,¬†according to prominent Microsoft blogger Paul Thurrott.

The new OS, which is said to ship in April 2015 and is currently codenamed “Threshold,” will reportedly aim to be to Windows 8 what Windows 7 was to the unpopular Vista. “To distance itself from the Windows 8 debacle, Microsoft is currently planning to drop the Windows 8 name and brand this next release as Windows 9. That could change, but that’s the current thinking,” wrote Thurrott on his blog. >more