Rumor: Windows 8 Beta Launching in September, With An April 2012 RTM

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news_bot

Hm, I like my Windows 7 and really don't  want to change OS so soon. Anyway, I don't think it would be a big problem, I don't remember having any problems when switching from XP to 7. And, honestly, I know a lot of people who use Vista and they never complain about it! Why everyone keeps calling Vista a failure is just out of my range of understanding =)

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j814wong

Some people will trust it is good despite less user feedback only because it is made by Microsoft.  

 

Anyway I don't like how Microsoft wants less user feedback.  I'll stick to Linux.  Where OS developement is actually what people want and not what they are told they want.

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j814wong

Some people will trust it is good despite less user feedback only because it is made by Microsoft.  

 

Anyway I don't like how Microsoft wants less user feedback.  I'll stick to Linux.  Where OS developement is actually what people want and not what they are told they want.

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Antherz

Honestly, I never had a problem with vista....and win7 just optimized vista in my view....i'm not saying windows 7 isn't good. i'm just saying.

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maxeeemum

"Microsoft has already openly admitted that they are somewhat less interested in feedback this time around"

 

That should tell you what they think of their customers. Windows 8 is a "we will tell you what you want OS". They will soon find out many are not the "Applle sheep" customers that blindly follow Steve Jobs. Twenty years ago if you told me Blockbuster would go out of business I would have said no way. Microsoft should watch what they are doing. Remember IE was absolute king once but now Firefox and Chrome are moving in. Win8 will be another ME and Vista failure OS. Also another nail in the MS coffin.

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Holly Golightly

Releasing a product in less than 3 years is a little too soon in my opinion... But this is a fresh start. From what I have seen, Windows 8 is a revolution by design. So in a way, Windows 8 release date is not soon at all. If anything, I would have preferred it'd be released by this upcoming holiday. But I guess as the old saying goes, beggars can not be choosers.

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Mighty BOB!

It's too soon for me.  I'm perfectly happy with Windows 7.

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aarcane

am I the only one who read "Microsoft has already openly admitted that they are somewhat less interested in feedback" to say "Microsoft admits they don't care what customers think" ?

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dougau

If Windows 8 sells as good as WP7 phones we'll be doing just fine! ;)

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lindethier

I really don't see the point in pushing out Windows 8 now, other than for getting it into the tablet market. Otherwise, I'm happy with my copy of Windows 7. I am kinda suprised at the lack of interest in customer suggestions this time around, compared to Windows 7.

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profdlp

" I am kinda suprised at the lack of interest in customer suggestions this time around, compared to Windows 7."

I suppose that it's because Vista was so lousy people felt the need to speak up.  Windows 7 is pretty darn good, meaning that most folks are probably happy with the status quo.

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livebriand

Less than 3 years is fine since the last completely fine version will still be up to date. On the other hand, XP stuck around for nearly a decade. (Did they have to brake what wasn't broken?)

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kixofmyg0t

I always brake what isn't broken, its when you break what isn't broken that ends up being problematic.

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Wingzero_x

And if you didn't brake what isn't broken, it will soon be at least dented!

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Raswan

Ha! 

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