INFOTECH: Microsoft Might Have To Skip Windows 9 â But Many Users Will Probably Skip Windows 8 in the Process Too
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There is a lot of talk about the looming release of Windows 10. So far indications are that it will be an improvement on earlier versions. But, while many people are stilling using Windows 7, it is very likely that a significant number of them might skip both Windows 8 and Windows 9 – and move straight to Windows 10.
This is according to Christopher Riley, MD of Pretoria-based laptop and accessories retailer, The Notebook Company.
“I just can’t see users migrating sequentially,” he said. “Windows 7 is still popular with a large number of users, while Windows 8 faltered somewhat, and can be compared to Windows Vista – which was a bit of a failure and was not popular among users.”
Meanwhile Microsoft, on the 30th September, officially announced Windows 10.
The company has also launched a Windows Insider Program that will give users who are comfortable with running very early beta software access to Windows 10.
This first preview is available for laptops and desktops. A build for servers will follow later.
According to an article in Techcrunch Microsoft said it is opening up this beta process to get more feedback from more users early on, but also pointed out that this will be a learning experience for the company and that some experiments users will get in new builds may not make it into the final version.
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