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Windows 8 reportedly set for October debut
« on: March 19, 2012, 07:40:23 PM »

Microsoft reportedly will finish work on Windows 8 by summer, setting the stage to release the next version of its flagship operating system sometime around October.

 Bloomberg, citing "people with knowledge of the schedule," also reports that there will be fewer than five devices running the ARM system-on-a-chip architecture at launch. Those ARM chips allow for thinner, lighter tablet devices, something that Microsoft hopes will help it cut into Apple's iPad's huge lead in the tablet market. The Cupertino rival just disclosed that it sold more than 3 million of its latest iPad since the third-generation gadget debuted Friday.

 The report confirms the timing that most analysts have been expecting. Bloomberg notes that Microsoft will lay out the details of the release schedule at an industry event in early April.

 A Microsoft spokeswoman declined comment on the report.

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Re: Windows 8 reportedly set for October debut
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2012, 04:11:46 PM »
I doubt it.

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Re: Windows 8 reportedly set for October debut
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2012, 04:16:14 PM »
I wont be upgrading to it, even if it was true lol.

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Re: Windows 8 reportedly set for October debut
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 06:57:25 PM »
Three years is too soon, sure MS will ship lots this October or whenever with new PC and tablet sales but for upgrading from a successful previous version three years is too soon.


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Re: Windows 8 reportedly set for October debut
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 02:32:16 PM »
^ This.  I haven't even put Windows 7 on some of my machines... though this will spur me to upgrade all of them sooner than later.  Windows 8 is probably a bit out for me, even if it's not a skip generation which it might well be.

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Re: Windows 8 reportedly set for October debut
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2012, 04:15:19 PM »
Boy am I ever excited. I'm gonna go completely wild. I'll probably buy a loaf of bread, make piles of toast & jam, and stay up until 10 o'clock at night drinking tea and celebrating...

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Party! Woo-hoo!! :Thmbsup:

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Re: Windows 8 reportedly set for October debut
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2012, 04:28:59 PM »
Why is three years too soon? Windows 7 was released two years after Windows Vista. Back before the huge gap between XP and Vista Microsoft adhered to a two-three year release schedule & after Vista was finally released Microsoft announced that it was going to return to that release schedule.

I'll take the opposing side that three years between OS releases is far too long. In the IT world three years is an eternity.

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Re: Windows 8 reportedly set for October debut
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2012, 05:04:02 PM »
Why is three years too soon? Windows 7 was released two years after Windows Vista. Back before the huge gap between XP and Vista Microsoft adhered to a two-three year release schedule & after Vista was finally released Microsoft announced that it was going to return to that release schedule.

I'll take the opposing side that three years between OS releases is far too long. In the IT world three years is an eternity.

We'll have to agree to disagree.  Upgrades, yes, I can see that.  But the OS is the base of your applications platform.  When you introduce major changes wholesale, especially requiring total rework and upgrade of your system, such upheavals aren't productive, IMO.

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Re: Windows 8 reportedly set for October debut
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2012, 05:25:05 PM »


HA

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Re: Windows 8 reportedly set for October debut
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2012, 05:45:31 PM »
A better analogy would be Windows 1.01. No overlapping windows, only tiling... :)

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Re: Windows 8 reportedly set for October debut
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2012, 02:51:56 AM »
I think I've seen that image now in three separate threads on this site alone.


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Re: Windows 8 reportedly set for October debut
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2012, 09:29:26 AM »
I think I've seen that image now in three separate threads on this site alone.

Sort of like the taped together iPhones when the iPad came out.

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Re: Windows 8 reportedly set for October debut
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2012, 06:08:56 PM »
I think I've seen that image now in three separate threads on this site alone.

Sort of like the taped together iPhones when the iPad came out.

I don't recall ever seeing that one, actually. ;D