Windows Blue to Dump the Aero Interface – Rumor

Microsoft is pondering a significant UI change for the next Windows version

  Windows Blue could see daylight in mid-2013
Microsoft is reportedly planning to launch a new Windows version as soon as next summer, with sources familiar with matter hinting that the Redmond-based company will baptize the new operating system “Blue.”

Microsoft is reportedly planning to launch a new Windows version as soon as next summer, with sources familiar with matter hinting that the Redmond-based company will baptize the new operating system “Blue.”

Even though the company is yet to publicly comment on these rumors, it appears that it is pondering several UI changes, but none of them concerns the recently introduced Start Screen.

While we’ve already told you that Windows Blue wouldn’t feature a Start button, CNbeta reports that Microsoft may also dump the Aero interface completely, in the favor of a more simple appearance.

According to previous reports, Windows Blue could be offered for free or with a very affordable price tag, in another attempt to move consumers away from older operating systems, such as the 11-year-old Windows XP.

More info on Windows Blue is available here and here.

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