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Monday, 25 October 2010 10:51

Windows 8 coming in 2012

Written by Nedim Hadzic
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Roadmap confirms
It appears like Microsoft is keen on keeping up with its Vista amends, and the company’s latest roadmap confirms this. According to the roadmap, the OS currently referred to as “Windows 8” should arrive in 2012 and Microsoft is keeping up with its tempo of 3-4 years per major release.

Judging by the roadmap, the company doesn’t expect any delays. This could be due to the fact that Redmond is diligently working on it, or that the new OS will just be a 7 with a few new wallpapers, useless graphics-hog eye-candy and a reshuffling of all your familiar settings, so that you have some “fun” while you’re at it.

We took a liberty of peeking into our crystal ball and it said “upgrade when it hits RC2”. We have no idea what it means.

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Last modified on Monday, 25 October 2010 11:06

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-4 #1 The_Wolf88 2010-10-25 12:02
Great !

The most important thing is backwards compatibility with Win Vista and Win 7 !
 
 
+13 #2 BernardP 2010-10-25 12:17
In that slide, Microsoft seems to be talking about Windows Server. The desktop version of Windows is usually based on the latest released Server version. The slide is confusing as to the release date of a Windows 7 (desktop) successor.
 
 
+6 #3 milkod2001 2010-10-25 12:25
The most important thing is backwards compatibility with Win Vista and Win 7 !

w7 is based on Vista, w8 will be w7 + few useless features :) and something extra, so im sure it will be backwards compatible, I'd say the most important thing will be hardware requirements.Will you be forced to buy new mobo, cpu, more Ram to get it run fast?
 
 
+33 #4 Stewox 2010-10-25 12:29
not upgrading of course , im having Win7x64 for the next 6 years.
 
 
+3 #5 Wolfesteinabhi 2010-10-25 13:07
Win XP still works just fine for 99.99% of all my tasks n needs :) ..except for the support of a single 3TB HDD drive!? .. oh..but i have none of it..:D
 
 
+5 #6 yasin 2010-10-25 13:58
i reckon it will be a service pack or something.windows 7 is fine for the next 4 years at least
 
 
0 #7 magius 2010-10-25 14:47
I remember reading last year that MS was moving towards Apple's business model, smaller and more frequent cheaper updates. Maybe this is it and we will have "new" features for $30?
 
 
0 #8 Peter Ong 2010-10-25 16:02
Hey, how many of US has started using Windows 7 now? I see many are still sticked with Win XP comfortably. I think Paul (Intel) must has met Bill in the pub frequently to urge the OS maker to speed up their revision to make use of the ever growing CPU cores. The CPU cores are spreading like amoeba! Yea ... U need quad core to run the DOS based Galactica in XP Mode in the future ... for whatever reason (joking).
 
 
+11 #9 Haberlandt 2010-10-25 16:36
If I know Microsoft well enough, I'm skipping this OS.

wME :(
wXP :)
wVista :(
w7 :)
w8 :(
w? :) (Hopefully)
 
 
+6 #10 valhar2000 2010-10-25 16:50
Quoting Haberlandt:
If I know Microsoft well enough, I'm skipping this OS.

w2000 :(
wXP :)
wVista :(
w7 :)
w8 :(
w? :) (Hopefully)


Windows 2000 was :) Maybe you are thinking of Windows ME?

Windows XP was Windows 2000 with the ability to play games, which was exactly what I wanted at the time.

I am quite happy with Windows 7 now, and even Vista, for all the bad publicity it got at first, was alright by the time they came up with the 2nd service pack.
 

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