So, Microsoft is proposing to just skip Windows 9 and is talking about going straight to Windows 10. Why? Windows 9 isn't even out yet! Why not just call the new iteration "Windows 9" anyway?
On the preview page on MSN there is a picture of the "new look" which apparently is a combination of the tiles or "metro" screen along with the familiar start button.
Frankly, Windows 8.1 is not a problem. The backend is still Windows 7, it is purely a cosmetic change to get the "metro" look. I'll grant you, a touchscreen makes it much easier to navigate, but 8.1 gave us back the start button (with the right and left clicks reversed... why?!).
And... do any of you remember?