Thurrott weighs in on the final name for Windows 9
You have to watch Paul Thurrott carefully and read between the lines.
Sometimes, just sometimes, he’ll leave a nugget in between his words and because he (rarely) speaks carelessly, his words do carry a lot of weight.
So there I was with my microscope looking for nuggets about the next version of Windows and I saw something he said in an article yesterday.
Here’s the quote:
What do I mean by that? In the past, Microsoft would use an awkward lengthened codename convention for a future Windows version when mentioning it in documentation.
So where a sentence might normally read “Windows 9 will deliver stunning performance,” Microsoft would during the pre-release phase write “Windows codenamed Threshold will deliver stunning performance.”
By using “TH” instead of the ponderous “codenamed Threshold,” they can provide a something that is smaller and closer to the eventual final name. Which is Windows 9.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I believe Paul.
My final guess is that Windows 9 will be the name Microsoft go with.