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

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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. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7 RC

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


    i was just wondering when you guys think Beta 1 will be available for download?

    i think about 1.5-2 years from now

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  2. #2


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


    proably 2-3 years
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  3. #3


    I'm thinking something like late 2011
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  4. #4


    I think 2012
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  5. #5


    @_Internet
    Posts : 39
    Windows 7 x64 (Technet)


    if they make a totally new OS, I think 3 years...
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 7 RC


    yeah it will have a totally new kernel i think and also a lot of new features, more performance and more stability
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  7. #7


    United States
    Posts : 104
    Windows 7 Pro. x64


    Making something perform better on crapware, as well as adding new features is rather difficult. While it would be nice if they could just snap their fingers and make a new OS thats flawless, it just can't happen like that.

    Personally they should just start from scratch, New Kernel, Filesystem, GUI, etc. Even if it takes like 4-5 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
    Making something perform better on crapware, as well as adding new features is rather difficult. While it would be nice if they could just snap their fingers and make a new OS thats flawless, it just can't happen like that.

    Personally they should just start from scratch, New Kernel, Filesystem, GUI, etc. Even if it takes like 4-5 years.
    And then we will have a forum full of whiners because their win7, vista and xp drivers and apps don't work on win8.
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  9. #9


    United States
    Posts : 104
    Windows 7 Pro. x64


    Quote Originally Posted by SquonkSC View Post
    And then we will have a forum full of whiners because their win7, vista and xp drivers and apps don't work on win8.
    Well they'll have to get over it now wont they? Its been a while and I think they need a complete overhaul (W7 is nice but could have been better) and need to just start from scratch.
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  10. #10


    Quote Originally Posted by DarkNovaGundam View Post
    Well they'll have to get over it now wont they? Its been a while and I think they need a complete overhaul (W7 is nice but could have been better) and need to just start from scratch.
    I totally agree.

    You have to let go of the past sometimes.

    They should do what they did with 98 and NT, develop a brand new OS as a side track to the current development, and then at some point dump the obsolete one.

    A transition fase of a couple of years.
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