As you may or may not know, some or should we say many Windows users are not happy with the new Windows 8 user interface. Originally called Metro it consists of grouped icons or tiles all on one screen rather than the typical start button and start menu. And thanks to this new interface Windows 8 sales have been suffering. For Windows 8.1 they brought back the start button but that was not enough to make the masses happy.
Now there is talk of a new Windows 9 that will focus on the desktop for users who prefer the desktop over the new start screen. The start screen will be disabled but users will be able to turn it back on if needed. There are even rumors of different versions being installed on devices based on what type of device they are. For example if its installed on a desktop then it would not have a start screen, 2 in 1 devices would have the option for either and tablets and smartphones would only have the start screen option. It’s doubtful that the start screen would actually completely disappear from desktops since there are those that like it.
There is also talk of a “mini” start menu coming back but that’s just rumor for now. Windows 8 Update 2 is expected to arrive in August to that may give us a taste of the upcoming Windows 9 changes. There is also rumors that Windows 9 will be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users and maybe even Windows 7 users.