It’s almost five months since the launch of Windows 8 and there have been a huge number of people who are disappointed with the latest version of Microsoft’s OS. One of the main reasons is because the software is far better when run on a touchscreen device, and fails to impress on computers without the touchscreen feature.
I’ve had several friends who have spent the extra money and put Windows 7 on their Windows 8 laptops, which is something that Microsoft did not expect. We hope that the Redmond company will take into account the negative reaction when coming up with the Windows 9 improvements.
Speaking of the new operating system there is a new rumor that suggest the Windows 9 release date could be November 2014, although a beta version could be available to certain individuals by January that year.
Don’t think for one moment when Windows 9 is released Microsoft won’t still be fully sporting touch, because by the time late 2014 comes most PCs will have touchscreen support. We’ve heard many people complain that it just makes your screen dirty, but can you remember the same being said when touchscreen phones were first released as well?
Personally the thought of spending hours on a touchscreen computer does not appeal to me, because it just isn’t practical, but again that’s just a personal opinion.
Later this year we expect an update to Windows 8 codenamed Blue, and is the start of yearly updates for Windows, a little like Mac OS X in that respect.