Microsoft denies Update 2 on Tuesday for Windows 8.1 and some rumors
August 10, 2014 Leave a comment
This is starting to remind me of the days when the iPhone was “king”. You would hear all kinds of rumors about the next iPhone or maybe the next iOS. [I think somewhere in my blog I list rumors of what was to be in an iPhone a couple of years back].
Now, it seems Microsoft is taking a cue from Apple as rumors continue to fly about Windows 8.1 updates. Strange, since Windows 8.1 still isn’t that popular.
Well, a Microsoft official has stated there will be no Update 2 for Windows 8.1. He doesn’t know where all this started from. Maybe that’s why the first update was called Update and not Update 1. I do find it odd that only days before Patch Tuesday did the official deny the rumors.
OK. So instead of the dead/rumored Update 2, expect the same monthly updates that have been coming out since Windows 8 was released.
In addition, more rumors that Office 2015 will be released next year. This is probably more likely since whenever a computer OS release comes out, an Office release comes out about the same time or shortly after.
The most interesting rumor – but this has been flying around for a while – is that Microsoft may give out Windows 9 free of charge to Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 users.
OK. I can see this for Windows XP users but if you take a look at some of the older machines, few of them have the resources [i.e. meet or barely meet the minimum requirements for Windows 9 – assuming similar to Windows 8]. Even if they did meet the minimum requirements, they will be sluggish.
If Windows 9 requirements don’t change much from Windows 8, then technically all Windows Vista and Windows 7 systems will be able to upgrade – although those cheap models would still be an issue.
Finally the rumored Start menu coming back [or a variation of] still persists. Who knows.