Leave a comment

Microsoft announces the new Windows: 3 things you need to know

Microsoft announces the new Windows: 3 things you need to know
Ken Wolter / Shutterstock.com

Right this minute, more than 1 billion people around the world are using a computer or tablet running Microsoft Windows or a smartphone with Windows Phone. I know plenty of you are reading this on a Windows-powered gadget.

So when Microsoft takes the wraps off a new Windows version that could be in millions of households within a year or two, it's kind of a big deal.

Not only that, Microsoft has a lot riding on the next version of Windows. Its last offering, Windows 8, was a big miss with consumers and businesses - as I predicted even before it came out - thanks to its radical interface and confusing app system.

So, can Microsoft turn it around? It has before - the fantastic Windows 7 followed the poorly received Windows Vista as a recent example.

It only remains to be seen if the new Windows can make up for Windows 8's missteps. So, without further ado let me now introduce you to the next Windows.

Next page: What's in a name?
Learn how crooks attack using public Wi-Fi
Previous Tips

Learn how crooks attack using public Wi-Fi

Switch from iPhone to Android, and why you should
Next Tips

Switch from iPhone to Android, and why you should

View Comments ()