Will there ever be a Windows 9 now that Microsoft has gone ahead and called its newest operating system Windows 10? Probably. We're not sure what Microsoft is doing here, but we are definitely prepared to come up with our own ideas of what is really taking place.
Before computer users begin to lose their minds over the Windows 10 name, bear in mind that it is just a version number, and it doesn't matter as much as some might think. As long as the number is higher when compared with the previous, what's the point of ripping one's hair out?
Furthermore, it is highly possible that Windows 9 might come as a free update for Windows 8.1 users in early 2015. Surely it doesn't matter that Microsoft skipped a number and jumped straight to Windows 10, but it still feels weird, so bringing Windows 9 to consumers as a free download seems plausible at this point.
Microsoft wanting to stay far away from Windows 8 as possible?
Of course, the software company wants to keep its distance from Windows 8, and since 9 is closer to 8, we can finally understand why Windows 10 was chosen. OK, we're just being childish here, but you know what? Anything is possible when Microsoft is in the driving seat.
7-8-9 (7 ate 9)
Some of the jokes we've been witnessing on the web have taken things a great deal further. Many commenters are running the joke that 7-8-9, which is the cause for Windows 10 being chosen as the name for Microsoft's latest surprise.
We're quite sure that this joke will go viral before the end of the day, so don't be surprised to see 7 ate 9 on every website around the Web by the end of this week.
While we're not completely sure why Microsoft chose to skip a version number, we are certain that Windows 10 in its current form looks great. The software company is aiming to bring the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8 together in a single package, a plan that has the potential of working wonders.
In addition, we understand that Windows 10 will also scale to the small screen, so the next-generation operating system for the Microsoft smartphone and tablet division will run Windows 10. It's all in the plan of merging everything together to have a single operating system that is able to scale for every screen size.
We've heard about such plans from several companies in the past, including Microsoft, but at this moment, none has managed to make it work. It appears now that Microsoft has figured it would, and is working hard to bring it to the consumer market.
Windows 10, according to Microsoft, will be available by late 2015. There will also be something called the Windows Insider Program where fans can go to, hopefully, give Windows 10 a spin in alpha or beta mode.