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Microsoft has released Windows 10 Technical Preview for testing. You can download Windows 10 Technical Preview now from the official website. Microsoft also launched its free Windows Insider Program. You need to sign up for free Windows Insider Program to give your feedback about the new Windows 10 Technical Preview. Since the operating system is a “Technical Preview” edition and not Windows 10 final edition, it is recommended to install it on a virtual machine. You can easily use any virtual machine software like Virtual Box or VMWare. Virtual Box is a freeware application but VMWare is a commercial software. Many may wonder what happened to Windows 9 also known as Windows Threshold.

At the official Windows event held in San Francisco, Microsoft officially announced the successor of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 as Windows 10. Earlier the successor was unofficially called Windows 9, official codename Windows Threshold. Many people wondered why the successor to Windows 8 is officially called Windows 10 and not the expected Windows 9. Terry Myerson, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Operating System, at the event announced that “Windows is at a Threshold and now it is time for a new Windows.” He then said, “It would not be right to call it Windows 9.”

Earlier we heard the rumor about Microsoft offering Windows 9 (aka Windows Threshold) to Windows 8 users free of cost. Now another rumor is brewing about Windows 9, the successor of Windows 8.1. Rumor is, Microsoft may go as far as offering Windows 9 free upgrade to Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 users? Expected to land in spring 2015, Windows 9 is now one of the most anticipated Windows next edition. Microsoft is also expected to offer a minor update, dubbed Update 2 to all Windows 8.1 Update 1 users.