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#1 Steven P.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:05

http://www.nu.nl/int...-windows-8.html

NU.nl, a Dutch news site ;)


#2 Salgoth

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:28

NU.nl, a Dutch news site ;)


I still won't buy it - Windows 7 is stable and efficient enough it is evolving into the next "Windows XP" and be the "workhorse OS" for the next decade IMHO. MS is crazy to use a 2 or 3 year product life cycle for OSs - businesses CANNOT maintain that pace and home users will tend to use the same OS at home and work - if it does fine at the office why do I need something "newer, faster, shinier" at the house?

#3 DKAngel

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:37

err they have used a 2-3 year cycle be errmm windows 95 to 98 oh look 3 years, windows 98se oh wait less than 2 then windows me oh**** less than 2 windows 2k less than 2 again :p windows xp oh **** lessthan 2 years then vista ok that took 5 years but u get my point, theyve done it b4 and its worked b4

#4 Pajter

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:46

They mention Neowin in that article. That's the best part. :p

#5 mattnotley2004

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:16

They mention Neowin in that article. That's the best part. :p

I didn't even notice :p
That's why Neobond posted it.. haha.. I was confused - being a Dutch news site.

#6 strelok1911

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:18

WOW, too fast Microsoft!

#7 DKAngel

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:59

its not to fast the only os that took so long was vista the rest fit within that timeframe, hell osx do it also allready started on 10.7

#8 johnnyftw

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 13:30

its not to fast the only os that took so long was vista the rest fit within that timeframe, hell osx do it also allready started on 10.7

I'm guessing we will be seeing a beta late 2010? early 2011?

#9 lawtai

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 13:30

If it were a lot cheaper to upgrade, then it'd be something I'd consider when it came out. Unless I was buying a new computer that came with it, I probably wouldn't upgrade right away since Windows 7 is working so well. Nice to see Neowin get mentioned.

#10 Trance.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 13:52

Lol :p. Neobond :rofl:!

#11 The Scarecrow

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 14:01

This is not to fast. This is right on track with Microsoft's goals. They want windows to become a subscription service just like anti virus programs. This is the start they want to do a 2 year roll out between OS's and then eventually a pay service. This has been discussed on this site before. This short time frame is not a big surprise.

#12 Denis W.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 15:50

You guys must be forgetting this is a press clipping, not a BPN item. ;)

#13 Growled

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 16:16

I still think it's too soon for Windows 8.

#14 ObiWanToby

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 16:29

The key here is offering windows for less more frequently. If changes are not major, compatibility will not be an issue. OS X has a much faster release cycle, I wouldn't mind dealing with a system similar to that. Reasonable price, faster development.

#15 fixxxer2014

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 22:51

I still think it's too soon for Windows 8.



why? im all for it.