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Microsoft may unveil Windows 8 successor on September 30th

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Microsoft is planning to unveil its Windows 8 successor, Windows 9, at a special press event on September 30, according to The Verge.

The date could still change, but September 30 lines up neatly with previous leaks that suggested a late-September or early-October release date for the Windows “Threshold”— as it’s currently code-named.

Microsoft has already announced that the Start menu is coming back to the OS, alongside the removal of the Charms bar feature and several UI changes, joined by the ability to run Metro apps in discrete desktop windows. One of Windows 9’s larger new features is the introduction of Cortana.

Microsoft is said to be planning an overview of key new features of the upcoming operating system, with a technical preview ready for developers and enthusiasts.

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