Microsoft introduces Windows 10 at its Windows 9 event

No, really, where is Windows 9?

Mar 1, 2020, 8:21 pm*



Taylor Hatmaker

Today at its Windows 9 event, Microsoft announced… Windows 10. The Internet was mildly curious about the naming for the next version of Windows preceding the event, but no one called Microsoft’s somewhat inexplicable move to jump a generation and head to the next even-numbered version of its operating system (in any seriousness, anyhow).

Windows 10 will mute the tiled interface introduced with Windows 8 without ditching it entirely, while addressing concerns around the disappearance of the Start Menu.

That much makes sense. But Windows 10? Is Windows 9 gagged and bound in a trunk headed toward the Puget Sound? No, really. What happened to Windows 9? As always, Twitter bears answers.

But remember: We saw this coming. Uh, sort of.

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*First Published: Sep 30, 2014, 4:40 pm