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Windows 7: Windows 8 planning and preparation underway


12 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 
Windows 8 planning and preparation underway

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neowin
According to a job posting on Microsoft's career site, Windows 8 planning and preparation is currently taking place.

The job posting, spotted by enthusiast site CodenameWindows, hints at third-party application updating, updating virtual machines while they're turned off and delivering full applications, among others. Microsoft admits in the posting that updating virtual machines whilst they are off "turns out this is pretty hard!." The job is for a role on the Windows Update Client team, responsible for delivering software updates to over 600 million machines.
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12 Nov 2009   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Isn't that too early?
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12 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Isn't that too early?
Who cares. Everyone here wants W8 Beta
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12 Nov 2009   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Isn't that too early?
Who cares. Everyone here wants W8 Beta
Yeah we need something to play with. Windows 7 is too old now.
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12 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Can't they just hold off? I don't want my new OS to be outdated so quickly!
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12 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HughShaw View Post
Can't they just hold off? I don't want my new OS to be outdated so quickly!
Hold off on innovation?
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12 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Cool.
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12 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I wonder what it would be like, if they were to release the official version of an OS, then simultaneously release the Alpha for the next generation, and keep that in open development for three years till it's ready to go?
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12 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Everyone here wants W8 Beta

You have to talk for yourself here. I'm not ready yet.
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12 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkNovaGamer View Post
Everyone here wants W8 Beta

You have to talk for yourself here. I'm not ready yet.
Sorry, a 'vast majority'. From what I can see.
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