In Pictures: 15 Windows 9 features we want to see in Microsoft's next OS

Windows 9 can right the wrongs (both real and perceived) inflicted by Windows 8, as well as make Microsoft more competitive with Apple and Google.

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Action Center for notifications After years of promoting the idea that Live Tiles are just as functional as traditional notifications, Windows Phone 8.1 embraced reality and introduced a new drop-down Action Center. Here you can view unread notifications and tinker with quick-access options for Wi-Fi, VPN details, and more.

Windows 9 needs to face the facts as well. Windows 8’s system-wide app notifications are handy indeed, but Windows 9 needs a central notification center (preferably supporting both Metro apps and traditional software), and it needs to be in a location accessible in both the desktop and Metro interfaces. The Charms bar or the newly universal taskbar scream out as potential homes

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