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Windows 7: Microsoft NL Accidentally Leaking Windows 8 Release Date

24 Oct 2010   #1
JMH

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Microsoft NL Accidentally Leaking Windows 8 Release Date

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Microsoft is pretty tight lipped when it comes to the release of the next version of Windows, which for now is known as Windows 8. Many experts have predicted that Windows 8 will be released in three year’s time after the release of Windows 7, which would suggest a release in the last quarter of 2012 in the most important markets.

A news post on Microsoft Netherlands has accidentally leaked the release date, or shall we say period, of Windows 8. The article, which for the most part dealt with the first birthday of Windows 7, looked at the future of Windows in the last paragraph.

Please note that this is a translation of the text from Dutch to English using Google Translate:
The phasing out of Windows XP, Microsoft is nearing completion. In July 2010, the support for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 stops. Today Microsoft will stop selling Windows XP to PC manufacturers and the aftermarket sales of Windows Vista. For Windows 7, Microsoft Service Pack 1. This service pack is still in the testing phase and is expected in the first half of next year available. The first update of Windows 7 is the new version of Windows Live Essentials (explore.live.com) became available in mid-June. Furthermore, Microsoft is of course the next version of Windows. But it will take about two years before “Windows 8 ‘on the market
The last sentence is the important one. The post, published on October 22, 2010 reveals that it
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Microsoft NL Accidentally Leaking Windows 8 Release Date | Windows 8 News


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25 Oct 2010   #2
HerrKaLeun

W7 Pro 64
 
 

MS was still selling XP to OEM???? Is that how they try to kill XP?
and they still are selling Vista? why?

i don't get this as news, it basically says W8 will be released 3 years after W7, which has been the rumor ever since.
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