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Windows 7: Windows 8 is coming in 2012

20 Nov 2009   #21
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Guess I'll be there to Beta test it when I et the official invitation


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21 Nov 2009   #22
catilley1092

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 
Windows 8 is coming in 2012

I'm a new Windows 7 user, having skipped Vista. This OS was just officially released last month and already talking Windows 8. Are they crazy? They had better hope that a lot of XP users will convert in these first few months of Win 7. I love it, having been a XP Pro user since 2002. I skipped Vista, all of my friends that had it despised it, and some downgraded to XP Pro. This is a great OS, and the deals are out there now for laptops. And they are loaded to the gills. But with this economy, they better wholeheartly support Windows 7, so that it will leave the legacy that XP did. There are so many XP users out there, although with these good deals, their numbers will dwindle fast. Let's enjoy what we have for the time being and not rush forward so fast.
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21 Nov 2009   #23
Techymike

windows 7 home premium 64, and Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

MAybe it will be named the Windows MAYAN edition! LMAO
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21 Nov 2009   #24
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by catilley1092 View Post
I'm a new Windows 7 user, having skipped Vista. This OS was just officially released last month and already talking Windows 8. Are they crazy? They had better hope that a lot of XP users will convert in these first few months of Win 7. I love it, having been a XP Pro user since 2002. I skipped Vista, all of my friends that had it despised it, and some downgraded to XP Pro. This is a great OS, and the deals are out there now for laptops. And they are loaded to the gills. But with this economy, they better wholeheartly support Windows 7, so that it will leave the legacy that XP did. There are so many XP users out there, although with these good deals, their numbers will dwindle fast. Let's enjoy what we have for the time being and not rush forward so fast.
The standard development cycle for a Windows OS is about four years from Start to official release.

It is normal for the replacement OS to be in the early design stages before the current OS is released.

It was certainly the case with XP, Vista, and Windows 7 Where each had a design team in place, and working, on the release date of it's predecessor
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21 Nov 2009   #25
Corpsecrank

Win7 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Here is something to consider though.

3 years from now redesign of the OS will most likely need to be done to support the current devices of that time. Look at what the last couple of years has done for touch based input and so many other things. To keep up with current technology they may be planning a redesign rather than just patching 7 with the changes. It is much cleaner and prevents a lot of possible problems with things not working as intended. Probably the best option if you ask me.

If they intend to charge us 300 every 3 years for a new OS they must plan on going out of business soon because no one can justify spending that kind of cash on an OS. I am having a hard time even justifying the current release and it's cost let alone another one in 3 years.

I guess I feel like they are starting to just shove new software out the door and charge charge charge for it.
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21 Nov 2009   #26
Qdos

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
It was certainly the case with XP, Vista, and Windows 7 Where each had a design team in place, and working, on the release date of it's predecessor
Did you mean to say 'successor' there?
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21 Nov 2009   #27
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

If you look at how the world buys it's windows operating systems the 3 year cycle does make some sense - Most businesses will use a 3-4 year depreciation cycle and a lot of home users replace their PC on a 3/4 year cycle.

Most people do not upgrade their OS they replace the PC and OS - so the cost of the OS is not the $300 but a much lower cost that is buried in the hardware cost. We as enthusiasts / Professionals are a small (but important ), group who's OS habits do not follow the norm.

I can see Windows 8 being a major release, if Microsoft follow their recent policy.

We had XP which was an evolutionary build on Windows 2000, ( Windows 5.0 to 5.1), then the revolutionary Vista followed by the evolutionary Windows 7 (Windows 6.0 - 6.1).

Looking forward to see what will be available to us in the future but I expect to be supporting XP, Vista And Windows 7 for some years yet
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21 Nov 2009   #28
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
It was certainly the case with XP, Vista, and Windows 7 Where each had a design team in place, and working, on the release date of it's predecessor
Did you mean to say 'successor' there?
No

Basically the Windows 7 design team were in place and working on the release date of it's predecessor, Vista. The same for the Vista Team when XP was released, (although this would have been the Longhorn team ).
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21 Nov 2009   #29
Lucky098

 

MS mentioned it usual 3-5 years timeframe so either 2012 or later depend on MS team to decide when it release - need lots of work also it wont be 32bits OS anymore as it last one with W7 so W8 will be using 64and 128bits OS and think it will be complete different icon,etc.. from Vista/W7 so it up to 3-5 years for Windows 8 to be release, MS want to take it time to build up before begin to development Windows 9 due by between 2015 or 2016 or later.

So at the moment Windows 7 look nicely -- use it before Windows 8 release as AMD/Intel are development new 128bits CPU.. keep watch for latest news,etc..
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21 Nov 2009   #30
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
let's hope WZOR doesn't start leaking early builds - I've just about got W7 running how I want it.

cheers
jimbo
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