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Windows 7: Windows 8 (Windows vNext) Riskiest Product Bet for Microsoft

26 Oct 2010   #11
Crispy

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Windows 8 in 2012, Now You See It, Now You Donít

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Microsoft has purged all mentions of Windows 8 from a company site in the Netherlands which revealed that the next major iteration of Windows is right on track for availability in 2012.

After confirming officially, but inadvertently, that the successor of Windows 7 is only a couple of years away, the software giant managed to easily go back to its traditional silence related to upcoming Windows client and server releases.

The latest statistics shared with the public on the operating system’s run on the market in the first year after general availability indicate that in excess of 240 million licenses have already been sold worldwide.

But even with Windows 7 immensely successful, Microsoft is treading extremely lightly, as to not steal any of the thunder away from Windows Vista’s successor.

The original post from Microsoft Netherlands which mentioned Windows 8 has been altered, and the focus placed on Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1), another forthcoming Windows release that Microsoft is not really talking about in terms of release deadlines, only saying that it’s due in by mid-2011.

“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,” reads the Google translation of the article.

“Microsoft works For Windows 7 to Service Pack 1. This service pack is still in beta and expected to close in the first half of next year become available. The first update of Windows 7 is the new version of Windows Live Essentials (explore.live.com) became available in mid-June,” is the translation provided by Bing.

Does this change the fact that Windows 8, of Windows vNext as Microsoft wants to call it, is expected in 2012? Well, not really.

Even before Vista was done, Microsoft changed the pace at which Windows releases would be delivered, to once every three years.

It’s really not that difficult to do the math considering that Windows 7 was released in 2009, and to come up with 2012 as the year for Windows 8’s launch.
Source: Windows 8 in 2012, Now You See It, Now You Don‚€™t - Softpedia

Dam JMH you beet me agian lol :P, oh well.



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30 Oct 2010   #12
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Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

To my way of thinking, (this is my opinion) Windows 8 will not come out as long as Windows 7 is selling the way it is. Unless Microsoft feels that all those XP users are waiting for Windows 8 so they can change over to a new operating system. Which means to me, why would a company that has many computers on XP change to Windows 7 when Windows 8 is just around the corner. A company can do their home work now on new hardware needed and then just jump over Windows 7 and go to Windows 8. If my opinion is even close, a company could get out of the 3 year cycle to more than a 6 year cycle. IMHO after a 6 year cycle new operating system will be 64 and 128 bit systems. Microsoft want to put XP in it's final resting place as a great operating system that just got old. My it rest in peace.
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