MICROSOFT is rumored to be on the point of give Windows 8 the boot and release a fresh Windows 9 operating system. This software introduced just 15 months ago has experienced heavy criticism and poor consumer uptake and it is reported to be given a total overhaul for 2015 with Microsoft likely to make the announcement at an occasion in April.
As to what individuals are expected to see with the new operating-system is yet unknown but many know the issues faced with Windows 8 and why it's time Microsoft are experiencing a sweeping re-think.
When Microsoft gave its radical Windows 8 operating-system it presented consumers with a vibrant, colorful tile style interface which might run seamlessly on desktop, mobile as well as tablet. However, many traditional features from the system millions had been using for a long time disappeared, confusing some, alienating others as well as infuriating many when even the iconic "start" switch disappeared.
An 8.1 update came to rectify numerous faults and consumer complaints (including bringing back the beginning button) with the software but it appears too little too late and Windows is able to pull the plug on the entire thing. On the mobile scene Windows 8 products hold a minority market share when compared with Android and Apple's iOS devices and despite a great go at releasing numerous handsets and tablets last year the possible lack of consumer interest and failure to really make a direct effect in the mobile market has been cause for review for that Microsoft board.
Windows 8 has even been unable to make waves at work with many millions of corporations worldwide still using, and preferring to make use of, Windows 7 running machines. It is really a case of identity crisis for the much understood Windows 8, which never were able to bridge the gap between PC as well as mobile experience. We await more news within the run-up to Microsoft's Build conference in April as well as perhaps we'll even see a new BOSS there, too.