Next week, probably on Tuesday but no day has been confirmed yet by Microsoft, a preview of the upcoming Windows 9 operating system will be made available to the public by the company.
Many Windows users, especially those disillusioned by the current operating system Windows 8, are looking forward to the release to find out how if it is more to their liking.
The core question for many is if it will be the Windows 7 update that they hoped Windows 8 would be or not.
Microsoft needs to set things right as Windows 8 sales have not been great, especially when compared to the sales of the Windows 7 operating system, Microsoft's fastest selling client operating system up to date.
As is the case with these announcements and releases, there is usually a rush when web pages and downloads go live. This often leads to slow downloads in the beginning as lots of users start to download the files at the same time.
This article provides you with the links you need taken directly from a Microsoft web page that the company accidentally (or on purpose?) published for a short period of time.
Note: These links will go live eventually but may not work at all right now.
The leaked page displayed information about Microsoft's new Windows Insider Preview Program as well. It read:
Get the latest preview builds as soon as they're available plus access to an easy-to-use feedback app.
The sign up page for the Insider Preview Program is not live yet which means that you can not sign up right now for it. It is unclear how this is going to work.
If you ask me, Microsoft will make available preview builds of upcoming versions of Windows to participants who in return are asked to provide feedback about these builds.
Unclear is if everyone can join the program or if it is limited to the Enterprise.
Now You: Are you looking forward to the preview release of the next version of Windows? What are your expectations?Advertisement
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