Features and upgrades aside, the actual name of the next major release is still something of a mystery (if you care). It is–however– expected that the software giant will seek a different direction after Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Next week, Microsoft will be holding a special gathering in San Francisco in which some of the major features of Windows 9 will be unveiled. We already know, thanks to an abundance of leaks and screenshots, what to expect for the most part, but still, the world will be watching as everything is made official.
The Verge’s Tom Warren has been contacted by Terry Myerson, the head of Windows, who let slip that the company is “still deciding” on precisely which name to pick, but while it seems that even Microsoft hasn’t set Windows 9′s true moniker in stone, there’s a pool of very plausible suggestions currently doing the rounds. “Windows X” is one, “Windows One” another, and given that the company’s new console and renamed cloud service are both “One” themed, the latter makes perfect sense, adding a sense of uniformity across the board.
To simplify things, Microsoft could even just opt for “Windows,” but while it looks clean when written down, could also cause confusion among the consumer market.