Periodically, Microsoft releases fresher versions of the Windows OS, trying to add some new functionality. Unfortunately, not all of the “experiments” had equal success in masses. Windows ME, Windows Vista, and Windows 8 were less welcomed by the customers than expected while Windows XP and Windows 7 proved to be rather profitable. A lot of people have their PCs running the latter two and do not want to migrate to W8. At the same time, we can find a positive tendency: Windows 9 can be predicted to turn out a good one after the W8 failure, but the work to be carried out is impressive (as it was with Windows Vista and Windows 7).
It is hard to foresee when the new operating system will be released (rumors say the stable version is coming this fall) or what it will feature, but there exist some expectations upon that. When Windows 8 came out with its Metro-style interface, we missed the classic Start Button, were not completely pleased with the way the applications could be accessed and found some other minor things, which each of us classified as not-so-comfortable ones. All these merged into a “wish” list for the upcoming Windows 9. Here are some points from it.
First of all, the above mentioned Start Button. When Windows 8 came out, a lot of third-party add-ons appeared which were said to bring back the old-style menu. It would be a release to officially have that functionality back. The habit to use that was drilled by years and years with older versions of the OS, why not to return it?
Secondly, not all screens equally welcome the Metro style. Large displays make the tiles look ridiculous: too colorful and enormous. It would be great if something could be done about that, at least the possibility to manage that manually.
One more thing to mention are the Gadgets, which were very useful, though said to be not very safe. The calendar and CPU meter were welcomed on the desktop, providing the information of interest right before your eyes.
Of course, the desires are far more than those enumerated here, and the Internet is full of them, including the long promised higher battery life and awaited gesture control, but not all of them are to become true. Like it was with the previous Windows releases when not all officially enumerated features saw the life. Besides, the official media is quiet upon the issue, so it is wise to wait until the official announcement is made in order not to get disappointed with the result.