While Microsoft is currently working on Windows Blue, the first major upgrade for Windows 8, the company is also preparing Windows 9, the next standalone Windows operating system expected to hit the market sometime next year.
According to a post on Soft-forum and noticed by gHacks.net
, Windows 9 is rumored to arrive in November 2014, while the first beta is in the works and should land on January 7.
July 2014 should bring the Windows 9 release candidate, while in October Microsoft is expected to officially push the new Windows 9 to RTM.
Of course, these are only rumors and nothing is confirmed so far, but since so many insiders are indicating that both Windows Blue and Windows 9
are in the works, there’s definitely some truth behind all these reports.