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When do you think Windows 8 Beta 1 will come out?

View Poll Results: When will Beta 1 be released?

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  • Q1 2011

    9 12.50%
  • Q2 2011

    17 23.61%
  • Q3 2011

    12 16.67%
  • Q4 2011

    34 47.22%
  1. #21



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    Posts : 1,252
    LCARS


    First build to leak...November 11, 2010.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 128
    Win8 Pro x64


    Six months after Win7 hits the shelves on 10/22/2009, Win8 beta 1 will available to all who want it. It will be tested for 24 months, or 2 years, which ever comes first.

    Microsoft will be collecting data from all installations via the sendstuff2ms.exe file installed with the original d/l.

    Win8 will be 64 bit only. The time frame allows all the "I-don't-want-64-bit" people to rant, rave, fuss, yell, and scream, before updating their hardware.

    There will be no beta 2, no RC, and no RTM editions. The original d/l will evolve via updates over the 2 year period, or 24 months, which ever comes first, to the final final final version on 4/22/2012.

    On 4/22/2012, testers will be given to option to purchase the OS at a discount equal to 25% per 6 month period tester tested. SO, if a tester tests for the entire 24 months - OS is free.

    If the tester does not purchase the OS, well.....let's not get into that right now, it could get messy.
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  3. #23


    Hello 24.


    Sounds like a plan, LMAO!
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  4. #24


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7 RC

    cloud computing


    maybe you have to logon with a windows live id at startup, it uses the id to get your private storage in the cloud.

    That means you can access it from everywere, on any computer
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  5. #25


    Long Island, NY
    Posts : 103
    Windows Vista-Windows 7-8


    probably alpha build will leak like build 7675
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  6. #26


    Massachusetts
    Posts : 32
    Windows 7 Professional, Windows Vista Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.04


    I voted Q3 2011, though I wouldn't be surprised at all if it was later than that.
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  7. #27


    Gulf Coast Texas
    Posts : 114
    Windows Seven Ultimate 64 /Xp Home sp3


    Well I went with the first quarter even though I think it all wil have to do with how 7 is accepted. If it is a big hit then they will wait till they have racked in as much cash on 7 as they can. My opion anyway.
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  8. #28


    Long Island, NY
    Posts : 103
    Windows Vista-Windows 7-8


    Quote Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
    Well I went with the first quarter even though I think it all wil have to do with how 7 is accepted. If it is a big hit then they will wait till they have racked in as much cash on 7 as they can. My opion anyway.
    you got a point.
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  9. #29


    July 2010.
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  10. #30


    Long Island, NY
    Posts : 103
    Windows Vista-Windows 7-8


    Quote Originally Posted by jfar View Post
    July 2010.
    January 2010
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