A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8.
The US software titan could hold an event as early as the end of September to provide a look at a version of what is expected to be called "Windows 9," according to technology news website The Verge.
The introduction will be aimed at developers behind programs designed for computers powered by Windows software.
Microsoft was said to be working on a separate version of Windows for smartphones and tablets.
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