The Verge is reporting that Microsoft is going to start putting the nails in the coffin of Windows 8 by having a press event in September:
Microsoft is planning to unveil its Windows 8 successor next month at a special press event. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the software maker is tentatively planning its press event for September 30th to detail upcoming changes to Windows as part of a release codenamed “Threshold.” This date may change, but the Threshold version of Windows is currently in development and Microsoft plans to release a preview version of what will likely be named Windows 9 to developers on September 30th or shortly afterwards. The date follows recent reports from ZDNet that suggested Microsoft is planning to release a preview version of Windows 9 in late September or early October.
Let’s face it. Windows 8 has absolutely failed. And we’re talking Vista levels of failure. The only way it could be worse is if Apple ran commercials that made fun of it like they did with Vista. So clearly they want to move on as quickly as possible.
This should be fun to watch.