Microsoft is pushing hard to get Windows 9 in the hands of users to experience how a desktop OS should be - as Windows 8 was a bit of a failure in this regard. While it's true that Windows 8 is fast and stable, many desktop users miss the features found in Windows 7 and previous operating systems. It appears that Windows 9 will be the blend of speed, stability, security and convenience that is the love-child of Windows 7 + Windows 8 = Windows 9. The downside here is that they will probably end-of-life Windows 7 quickly in order to maximize on selling you a new much-better OS.
Well, the rumors are starting to take shape with specific dates and plans of action, instead of vague guess-work. Now it seems Microsoft will be issuing Release Clients as early as the end of September 2014 for beta testing. If the past RCs are any indication, we can expect to see PCs running the new Windows OS as early as Fall 2015. That is moving rather fast for Microsoft, but Windows 9 isn’t exactly full of new concepts.