A source close to the building of Microsoft’s next Windows 9 operating system has reported to the ZDNet website that a beta preview of the new Windows 9 beta operating system could be available as soon as the fall of this year.
Mary Jo Foley from ZdNet reports that “Threshold” the codename for the latest version of Windows expected to be called Windows 9 when it finally launches to world sometime next year, maybe be made available as a beta preview some time during the fall 2014.
In the past Microsoft has released beta preview versions of its Windows operating systems whilst in development to enable users to test out and provide feedback on the new features and functionality that Microsoft is hoping to include in its latest version.
Some of the features expected to be included with Microsoft’s Windows 9 operating system include a redesigned Start Menu together with support for virtual machines and also a new way of booting up on hardware that may be running the operating system.
For example on tablet devices Windows 9 will boot up with a titled Start Page Interface, while on desktops, laptops and notebooks the new MS operating system will start with a more traditional desktop view.
During this years IFA event taking place next month Intel is expected to officially announce its new Broadwell processors that are based on the 14nm technology and might be accompanied by a preview of Windows 9. As more information is made available during next month’s IFA 2014 conference we will of course keep you updated as always.