Windows 9, free upgrade for Windows 8 users

Windows 9, confirmed as a free update for Windows 8 users
Windows 9, a free update
A Microsoft official recently confirmed that Windows 8 users will get Windows 9 as a free update, although its official name has not been revealed yet.

Although the name of the next Windows version is not official yet, a key fact concerning this upcoming operating system has just been revealed. According to the President of Microsoft Indonesia Andreas Diantoro, users who run Windows 8 on their devices will be able to upgrade their systems to Windows 9 for free.

Regarding the Windows 9 name, it looks like the next-gen Windows may simply be called "Threshold" after all. Yesterday, The Verge spotted a Microsoft page called "Windows Technical Preview for Enterprise" that revealed detailed information about "Windows TH." This was described as "the next version of the Windows client operating system" but, unfortunately, that page is no longer accessible.

Microsoft will hold a special event on the next-gen Windows operating system in San Francisco on September 30, as previously revealed. Next to information about the Windows versions for desktops, the Redmond giant is also expected to uncover something for the enterprise, but there are no more details available at this time.


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-09-28 (Update: 2014-09-28)
Codrut Nistor
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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.