9 things to look for in Windows 9

Microsoft is holding a press briefing Tuesday to broadly discuss the future of Windows, but the expectation is that the company will also introduce specifics of Windows 9, including features such as Cortana and virtual desktops.

The first two iterations of Windows 8 met with resistance from customers, and the changes made for Windows 8.1 seemed geared toward making traditional mouse-and-keyboard Windows desktop users more comfortable switching over to a system designed for touch. With Windows 9, Microsoft seems bent on improving this further.

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Network World Tim Greene