In practical terms, Windows 8 was the evolution relevant to an operating system hunting for a challenge to solve. Upon the desktop, Microsoft had no problems getting others to buy-in to upgrading from Vista to Windows 7.
Windows 8 wasn't received likewise though, despite its aim to become more form factor agnostic, with optimizations that favored either desktop or tablet, many of the features that traditional users regarded like a mainstay, like the Start Menu, went AWOL.
During Build 2014, Microsoft said which the Start Menu could well be coming for people who used the desktop, and it might incorporate the Live Tiles that can be harnessed via the now established Start Screen. Successive generation of Windows is additionally expected to take Cortana straight into the environment, support for multiple and separate desktops, as well as a notification center, among other highlights.
Shortly later on debut of Windows 8, Microsoft confirmed which the update to Windows 8. 1 wouldn't cost anything to the first adopters. It's like the update to Windows 9, or anything it ends up being called, will additionally not cost existing users of Windows 8 anything.
That is founded on comments made via the president of Microsoft Indonesia, Andreas Diantoro to the local online news outlet. What Isn't known is that if Microsoft will certainly be sweetening the pot get others to ditch Windows XP, now four generations old, and in fact now Now Not supported.