Windows 8 coming in July 2011


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Salgoth

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?

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DKAngel

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

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mattnotley2004

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.

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DKAngel

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

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KeeperOfThePizza

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?

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lawtai

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.

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Dance.

Lol :p. Neobond :rofl:!

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The Scarecrow

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.

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Denis W.

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

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Growled

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

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ObiWanToby

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.

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fix-this!

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

why? im all for it.

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Steeley

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

I disagree. I'm all for evolution in less major releases than full on revolutions like Vista. But I do appreciate that you know the difference between 'to' and 'too'.

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Inklin

Are they doing away with 32-bit support in windows 8?

I thought I heard something about it in a discussion here before but probably not.

But I think they should. it may promote the need to make more 64-bit software. (obviously still have support for 32-bit apps in windows 8.

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draelas

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.

well unless i can get some sorta hack to get around the subscription service.... hello linux

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iamwhoiam

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.

I know it's been discussed before, but the day I have to pay a subscription fee for an operating system is the day I no longer have a PC in my house.

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TrueMonolith

I know it's been discussed before, but the day I have to pay a subscription fee for an operating system is the day I no longer have a PC in my house.

Imo they sync it up with the US presidential election cycle.

That way OS's will become like parties...except you know...Microsoft always ends up winning.

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Zlain

Depends what it offers though I can't see myself buying it or needing it. Windows 7 offered substantial performance improvements and I doubt Windows 8 will be value for money.

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Petvas

we know nothing about Windows 8, so I would suggest that we wait before we form an opinion.

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Motoko.

we know nothing about Windows 8, so I would suggest that we wait before we form an opinion.

True, especially since this is touted as a "major release". I can safely assume they're replacing even more code left untouched in Win7 with more efficient modules. Truth be told the future turned out allot better than Longhorn had in mind, especially with the lower prices of Intel and Micron's 22nm SSDs. I've been waiting to replace my computer since it's almost 4 years of age so I can certainly wait another year.

I'm really excited for USB 3.0, SATA III,SSDs and lower costing BR Drives.

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Draconian Guppy

I think they should roll out major upgrades every 5 years, else some business will just stay on vista. And anything major should just be addressed via SPs...

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