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Windows 9 ? Well, “It came and it went” : Microsoft executive

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We all have been wondering as to why Microsoft named the next version of Windows as Windows 10 and not Windows 9. Well, however vague it may sound, a Microsoft exec, when quizzed about the same, simply said, “It came and it went”.

Yes, that is vague ! We have been discussing so much as to why Microsoft didn’t name it Windows 9, as it should have been, but it seems, it isn’t a big deal for folks at Microsoft. That is what it looks like, from Microsoft exec’s answer.

Microsoft has been trying to forget the utter failure, which Windows 8 and even 8.1, brought along with themselves. And it seems, taking a break in the naming convention seemed a viable option to Microsoft. Speaking further on Windows 10, Windows Marketing Head Tony Prophet said,

Windows 10 is not going to be an incremental step from Window 8.1. Windows 10 is going to be a material step. We’re trying to create one platform, one eco-system that unites as many of the devices from the small embedded Internet of Things, through tablets, through phones, through PCs and, ultimately, into the Xbox.

What do you think is the real reason behind the Windows 10 nomenclature ? A failed Windows 8 or as Tony put it, “It simply came and went” ? Shoot us your answers in the comments section below.


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