windows 9

Many people expected that Microsoft would call the next version of its PC operating system "Windows 9" since the last major release was called Windows 8. Microsoft surprised most folks by announcing a couple of weeks ago it would actually be called Windows 10. So what the heck happened to Windows 9? According to Microsoft's Windows marketing head Tony Prophet today, "It came and it went."

Speaking as part of's Dreamforce conference today, Prophet's vague answer is a sign that Microsoft wanted a true clean break from Windows 8, which most regard as a failed release of the OS. He added:

"Windows 10 is not going to be an incremental step from Window 8.1. Windows 10 is going to be a material step. We're trying to create one platform, one eco-system that unites as many of the devices from the small embedded Internet of Things, through tablets, through phones, through PCs and, ultimately, into the Xbox."

Do you think Prophet's statement on Windows 9 should be the final word on the matter of naming the next version of the OS?

Source: Business Insider