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New Windows 9 images leak online

Windows 9 Threshold Technical Preview screenshots emerge online
Windows 9 Threshold
A German website published a generous gallery of images that apparently show the Windows 9 Technical Preview release which is expected to go public at the end of this month or in early October.

Windows 8 may end up as a quite short-lived operating system as Microsoft expects to ship Windows 9 next year. Windows 9 Threshold has been in the rumor mill for a while already and more screenshots have just been spotted online on a German website.

While The Verge confirms these shots are genuine, they also mention "they're an early version of what Windows 9 (or whatever Microsoft calls it) looks like." These are some of the highlights revealed by these new shots, most of them already mentioned by previous rumors and leaks:

  • New Search icon on the taskbar, next to the Start button
  • Support for virtual desktops - the icon that appears to lead to this feature is next to the Search icon mentioned above
  • Notification Center accessible via the system tray area of the taskbar
  • New icons for various elements of the interface that help the entire UI to match the Metro design introduced with Windows 8
  • Floating Windows 8-style apps with search, share, settings, play commands present in context menus

Microsoft officials did not comment anything yet, but the first public preview release of Windows 9 should be only a few weeks away now. The entire image gallery that shows Windows 9 Preview (Build 9834) is available on WinFuture and can be accessed through the first link below.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-09-12 (Update: 2014-09-12)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.