Windows 9 will NOT be released this fall
Windows 9 will not launch or be released this fall.
I believe that there is a lot of wishful thinking going on as people desperately want to move beyond Windows 8 but the internets need to slow down.
So a lot of online magazines are interpreting what Russian hacker (or group) WZOR has said as Windows 9 will be launching or being released in the fall.
That is clearly not the case.
Here’s the original excerpt of the text in Russian:
Анонс Windows 9 состоится этой осенью, бюджет рекламной компании Microsoft на этот раз будет просто фантастическим. Слоган компании, вы хотите кроме кнопки “пуск” получить и новое меню, то, их есть у меня…
По совету маркетологов недостатки Windows 8 будут признаны и использованы как учетные разработчиками уроки при выпуске Windows 9.
The text when translated from Russian using Google Translate says the following:
Preview Windows 9 will be held this fall, Microsoft’s advertising budget this time is just fantastic. The company’s slogan, you want except the “start” and get a new menu that they have me …
On the advice of marketers shortcomings of Windows 8 will be recognized and used as credentials developers lessons when Windows 9.
He clearly is saying Windows 9 will be announced or previewed in the fall. Remember, this is a leaker not necessarily a Microsoft employee – these are rumors!
The most reasonable interpretation is that Windows 9 will start being openly discussed by Microsoft and may even see a Beta (or preview) this year.
There is NO WAY that Microsoft can go through a reasonable software beta and alpha cycle (or Developer and Consumer Preview) in less than a year. It simply won’t happen.
The risk of rushing another Windows Operating System out of the door would be a catastrophe. It’s simply not the way a guy like Satya Nadella works.
There will be announcements and there will be lots of marketing planning that MAY begin this fall and that would be absolutely appropriate.
I believe however that Windows 9 will be released to the consumer for final purchase in 2015.
Don’t let the headlines fool you. Windows 9 will NOT be released this fall.