Windows 9 RTM in October seems too good to believe
Last week, we heard a rumor from Microsoft newsie Paul Thurrott that Windows 9 would be making its way to market in April 2015, which seems like a pretty tight schedule given that Microsoft also reportedly hasn't even begun coding of the update. Amazingly, when Thurrott's report came out, a well-known Microsoft leaker made an even more bold claim that the Windows 9 RTM (release to manufacturing) would hit on October 21st of this year.
The tweet was simple from WZor, reading: "Win 9 released in April 2015? No! No! No! ..WIN RTM-0 RELEASED SIGN-OFF DEALINE IN 21 OCTOBER 2014 :)" The idea seems pretty crazy, and there have been plenty of reporters who find it impossible to believe including The Verge's Tom Warren who called the idea "bullshit". And, frankly we do find it hard to believe, especially since Windows 8.1 update 1 is in the works for this spring, and as mentioned before, reports claim that Microsoft hasn't even begun coding for Windows 9.
On the other hand, it seems as though even Microsoft employees are starting to say that Windows 8 has been something of a failure in the market, so maybe the company wants to move past it as fast as possible. We don't know the truth, but if we had to guess, we certainly wouldn't be expecting Windows 9 this year. Either way, the real info should be coming at Microsoft's BUILD conference in April.