Microsoft VP Teases Windows 8 Release Date

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nightkiller

This is beta right? That means that mis-spelling beginning is OK, right?

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maxeeemum

Remember Windows 98 than Win98SE than ME!

 

Now we have Vista than VistaSE (Win7) now VistaME (Win8).

 

I'll stick to XP and Linux till Microsoft wants to put out a better OS than Vista.

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maxeeemum

FYI I have several computers! I have been using Vista for a long time and Windows 7. I started with the Vista Betas then RC 1 & 2 then Vista later Windows 7 Beta followed by various W7 RC builds including the RTM. Also I purchased a laptop with W7 on it a over a year ago.

 

Vista was prettier than XP and Win7 is prettier than Vista but both are resource hogs. When I boot W7 all I see is Vista with a new GUI and some new functions. They work but I just don't like the way I have to get it to work. I just prefer using XP and Linux Mint mainly for ease of use and low resource needs.

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maxeeemum

XP is still the most used OS in the world. I haven't found anything that doesn't support XP.

 

Have a nice day!

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Rogue74

I think MS lost most PC gamers when it said "will integrate X-Box Live Support". Um, no thank you. We'll probably end up having to pay to allow a game to connect to the Internet.

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Deviate

Lousy marketing tactic to try and sell more Xbox's.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Windows 8 is NOT Windows 7 with a few changes

Microsoft has made developers horrified about coding for Windows 8

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2011/06/html5-centric-windows-8-leaves-microsoft-developers-horrified.ars/

Microsoft has done it again

Now that we know how to catch them using spyware imbedded into Windows 7, Vista and XP-SP3, the decision was made to remove ALL Spyware from their next Operating System

Starting with Windows 8, the Spyware will be in the Cloud where no-one can find it

By making the future Operating System "Cloud Based", there is no longer any need to imbed spyware into the Operating System itself, making it impossible for "honest" security researchers to find it or hold Microsoft accountable

The new Global Spyware Platform will be using a combination of HARDWARE and SOFTWARE that cannot be reverse engineered by end users

Windows 8 will be based on HTML 5 and Microsofts version of JavaScript which means NONE of your old programs will work on the new version of Windows

Web based applications (Cloud Computing) allows the NSA to run their Spyware Application from the Cloud when connecting to Web-Centric devices using Windows 8

This will be no different from other tablet based or smartphone based Operating Systems that use a combination of end-user hardware and network based software to prevent the end users from doing what they want with their devices

This is nothing new however...

Microsoft is simply the Last Major OS developer to use this approach

Think of the other Operating Systems using this approach as "Beta Testers"

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Caboose

*facepalm*

I think you need to top up your kool-aid there. I'm surprised that the gov'ment hasn't come and taken you away because "you know too much!"

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ftldelay

Do we REALLY need another version of Windows so soon?  If they can't even spell the word "beginning" correctly in the screenshot above, why should I believe that Windows 8 will really be what it should be?  I think most people are perfectly happy with Windows 7, so I don't think we need another one of those "rushed-out-with-minimal-changes-and-buggy-as-all-hell" releases (ala Windows ME).

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yu119995

Pssst.  Guess what?  You don't have to buy it just yet.  All good?

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ftldelay

Well, being an IT guy and the "family geek", I'll still end up supporting it for those that do buy it...

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AndrewEgel

My only concern is that I'll have to keep paying 100-250$ everytime a new windows OS comes out. Hopefully they will follow the Apple model and release the new upgrade version for 20$ (Snow Leopard).

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Recidivist

If you buy every single version of Windows when they come out, it's your own fault. Get Windows 7 and be contempt untill 'Windows 9' when something might actually have changed, because Windows 8 is nothing but useless, unhelpful changes designed to trick people into thinking that this is a whole new OS, while really it's Windows 7 with retarded facelift. If you are in the market for tablet, maybe this release will benefit you, if you're not, you may as well just ignore it and spend your money on something worthwhile - Like an iPhone*.

 

*I jest, now that would be silly. A biscuit, perhaps?

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Neufeldt2002

I think the only reason Snow Leopard is $20.00 is that it is more like an Service Pack rather than a new version.

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Caboose

Seems that most Mac OSX "updates" are just expensive service packs.

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frizzly

I think it is a sad thing that they accually charge for a service pack.... Apple... what a joke

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someuid

Microsoft really needs to break up their OS.  A base OS they can upgrade every 3-4 years and several GUIs you can pick and chose from.  Then they can go GUI crazy, release something new every 6 months if they want to, and let users pick.

As computers become more and more regular tools for the day, and come in more and more formats (phones, tables, netbooks, ultralight notebooks, notebooks, desktops, workstations, all-in-one, htpc, etc, etc etc), this monolithic OS thing is just going to get worse and worse as MS tries to make Windows run on the dinkiest phone to the most powerful workstation and get the gui to work on anything from a 4" touchscreen to a 40" monitor or 400" wall projector.

Come on MS - do this.  That would be innovation, not this "look at me I can do tables and phones also, with some trade-offs".

Why else do you think GNU/Linux is used on so many different hardware platforms, from a phone to mainframes?

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zaphodbeeblebrox 42

just like Deviate said but in my words

vista all over again

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Deviate

After what I've heard regarding the UI so far, I'm honestly not interested. I think they're going to junk it up. I really don't want my PC to act like a tablet. In fact I wish the whole tablet gimmick would just stop. It's right up there with everything 3D.

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Happy

I agree. This whole tablet mania needs to calm down. It's not the second coming of Christ. I mean Jeez!

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Caboose

Tablets have a welcome place alongside standard computing. I think they enhance, not supplement, the normal computing experience.

 

But ya, I don't like the new "Tiles" UI for Windows 8. I'd prefer a standard desktop.

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Deviate

If anything, perhaps they're a niche based "convenience" but I still think they're just a showy little gimmick for big-wig execs to carry around like a toy.

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