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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Make it free Finally: If you already have a consumer—not business—Windows 8 PC, Microsoft should give you Windows 9 for free. If nothing else, consider it an apology for the entire Windows 8 debacle. But with every other major operating system offering free upgrades to new versions, it’ll be hard for Microsoft to convince Average Joes and Janes to actually pay to upgrade to Windows 9.

Few consumers pay to switch to a new version of Windows anyhow, upgrading only when they buy a new PC. What’s more, having most users on the same OS version could be a boon to Microsoft’s blooming services business. Read our case for Windows going free in the wake of OS X’s radical new no-cost pricing.

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