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Windows 7: Is Windows 8 Legit?

22 Jul 2011   #1
EvolutionZero

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Is Windows 8 Legit?

Is windows 8 really out as a beta? I keep hearing mixed things that its just windows 7...
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22 Jul 2011   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Is it out in an extreme beta, maybe even an alpha form, yes, it is out. Is it legit? No, it's been leaked. There is no public beta period, and probably won't be for a while.
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22 Jul 2011   #3
gregrocker

 

Latest press report in WSJ say MS is developing it to work on tablets which have cost them 1% of their OS market share this past year.

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2011/07/...ular-earnings/
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23 Jul 2011   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EvolutionZero View Post
Is windows 8 really out as a beta? I keep hearing mixed things that its just windows 7...
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23 Jul 2011   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Just as a test, pre-beta. I've tried two builds and nothing earth shattering to see yet.
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24 Jul 2011   #6
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

It's real and it's 'there' but only pre-beta.

Will be more interesting after beta is out.
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