We all know by now that Windows 8.1 (on desktops and laptops without touchscreens) was a disaster. It simply sucked. However, Windows 9 conference is taking place in less than a week, unfortunately no live stream is going to be there, so we can’t be sure that Windows 9 beta is coming out on that day or not – September 30th that is. For now we only know this:
Are you at all excited about the new system? Do you plan on switching from Windows 7? Latest rumor is that it will only support 64-bit machines and all GUI elements will support screens with resolution bigger than 4K – no more pixelated icons! Vote in poll below!
[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]
The biggest highlights of the new OS are of course the comeback of Start Menu, but it has been redesigned and now it supports the metro apps that you can pin. The metro start screen is gone along with other useless touch screen elements. Metro apps will launch in windowed mode on desktops which is nice as well. And the last cool feature is the notification bar (not seen on the screenshot below) which will inform you about all things that happen in the system (new messages, calendar events etc.).