Windows 8 Release Date Leaked to the Web, is It Real?

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Yusonice

its about time! i hope loader works on it too

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big_montana

That is an incorrect date, as every roadmap I have seen has Windows 8 releasing summer of 2012. Also, Win 8 will come in both 64 and 128 bit flavors and Win 7 is the last 32 bit OS MS will release. http://windows8center.com/

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haboh

That would be great, so I could get the beta/RC for 8 before my win 7 RC stops working.. :) But sounds very unlikely.

 

Also; will they really use this naming scheme for all future versions? Would think they are afraid of get into trouble with some other company that probably patented: "the use if the number 10 for an OS" ...

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egoforth

You can use Tweak NT (I think it's Tweak NT) to remove time bomb. You could also google remove time bomb in windows beta versions.

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NAYRhyno

Take it for what it is, rumor. If it is even based in fact, the fact would be they are targeting having their next OS ready by mid 2011. We may see somehting then, but my prediction would be more like a year or more from that time for a true new operating system. I really think we will start seeing them go to a more Apple like release schedule/strategy. Once Apple finally got a great OS (OS X) it started releasing every subsequent one as a add-on to that. MS is at that point now. With the great success in the media and retail (to some extent) of Win 7, I think we will see Win 7.1 (or some fancy name, Windows 7 Mountain Lion) before we see Win 8.

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MleB

Win8 in July 2011? Less than 2 years from the last OS release? Microsoft? Are we sure - in true Micrsoft fashion, this isn't really Win7 SP3? Perhaps in-keeping with that, we could think of it as WinMe v2?

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ThunderBolt

Of releasing a new OS besides milking it?

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Caboose

 Maybe they're going to pull an Apple, and release a "NEW" OS every year or two, when it's nothing more than an expensive service pack!

 

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arkweld

They already did that with the Windows Vista 7 Service Pack.

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nekollx

 Feh Windows XP was just Windows 98 SP3

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Caboose

 And Windows 98SE was just Windows 95 SP2

 

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theplustwo

There's no way they'd be setting a release date already, not even having done any beta testing or release candidates. It'll be more than a year. I'd expect Windows 8 to drop closer to Q3 of 2012.

 As far as "what's the point," the point is developing new features, stability and security. The world never stops changing. Did you think Windows 7 would just be the final version? What would possibly give you that idea?

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ThunderBolt

new features, stability and security can be implemented in an existing OS; Windows Updates?.  it's cheaper, and easier that way you know.  Where exactly did I say that W7 would be the final version. It makes no sense AT ALL to release a new OS every 2 years from the viewpoint of a consumer. 

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nekollx

 Windows Update 7 can turn my 64-bit OS into a 128-Bit OS? Cooooooool

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nekollx

 we've know about 8 (and 9) for some time too...

Did you know Windows 8 will support 128 bit? 

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