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Windows 8 to hit store shelves on January 7th, 2013

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    Windows 8 to hit store shelves on January 7th, 2013


    Trusted Russian leaker WZOR has released some new information today revealing information knacked from internal Microsoft roadmaps/documentation, revealing information about target timeframes for Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and Windows 7 development.

    They have stated the following:

    Windows 7 and Server 2008 Service Pack 2 has been worked on since the fall of 2010, and is expected to touch down if all goes well sometime in mid-2012.
    In March, Windows 8 M3 development will commence.
    Following M3, work on the first Windows 8 beta will begin; according to WZOR, Microsoft will release two public beta milestone builds in Windows 8′s development.
    After the second beta, the RC will be worked on then released.
    Approximately three months after the RC, Windows 8 will reach RTM.
    And of course, following RTM, it will hit the store shelves and reach the general availability (GA) phase of development, which WZOR states will happen on Monday, January 7th, 2013.

    So basically, it’s M1, M2, M3, Beta 1, Beta 2, RC, RTM. Looking forward to leaks? Well, if you’re looking for them from WZOR, they have stated that you should only expect leaks around the time of the first beta.

    Of course, the above must be taken with a grain of salt; while we believe this information to be legitimate, Microsoft’s plans can and likely will change throughout the course of time.

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    Wouldn't it make sense if it was ready for January, that they'd release it in time to take advantage of the Xmas season? That is make or break time for retailers, and it would likely sell more copies. A Guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
    Wouldn't it make sense if it was ready for January, that they'd release it in time to take advantage of the Xmas season? That is make or break time for retailers, and it would likely sell more copies. A Guy
    Vista was released in January and missed the holiday season. I think you're right in saying that Microsoft should take advantage of Christmas. I don't think they'd make the same mistake twice, but I've come to know that I can trust Wzor.... I'm torn, lol
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    That does seem interesting in why they would release in January...Hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by raj20078 View Post
    Trusted Russian leaker WZOR has released some new information today revealing information knacked from internal Microsoft roadmaps/documentation, revealing information about target timeframes for Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and Windows 7 development.

    They have stated the following:

    Windows 7 and Server 2008 Service Pack 2 has been worked on since the fall of 2010, and is expected to touch down if all goes well sometime in mid-2012.
    In March, Windows 8 M3 development will commence.
    Following M3, work on the first Windows 8 beta will begin; according to WZOR, Microsoft will release two public beta milestone builds in Windows 8′s development.
    After the second beta, the RC will be worked on then released.
    Approximately three months after the RC, Windows 8 will reach RTM.
    And of course, following RTM, it will hit the store shelves and reach the general availability (GA) phase of development, which WZOR states will happen on Monday, January 7th, 2013.

    So basically, it’s M1, M2, M3, Beta 1, Beta 2, RC, RTM. Looking forward to leaks? Well, if you’re looking for them from WZOR, they have stated that you should only expect leaks around the time of the first beta.

    Of course, the above must be taken with a grain of salt; while we believe this information to be legitimate, Microsoft’s plans can and likely will change throughout the course of time.
    Thanks for the news. Unfortunately bad news, no leaks for another year. The great wait gets longer! :ninja:
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    Quote Originally Posted by myzr View Post
    Unfortunately bad news, no leaks for another year. The great wait gets longer! :ninja:
    Naw, the first leaks should show up around summer. I'm thinking May or June
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    Quote Originally Posted by ie9 View Post
    Naw, the first leaks should show up around summer. I'm thinking May or June
    Well thanks for setting me right. I read Jan. 2013 and that made me think beta Jan. 2012. You gave me my happy face back
    That truth don't hurt :ninja:
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    Quote Originally Posted by myzr View Post
    Well thanks for setting me right. I read Jan. 2013 and that made me think beta Jan. 2012. You gave me my happy face back
    That truth don't hurt :ninja:
    LOL, that's the good kind of truth

    Yeah, M3 should be started around March and then a few months after that should be the public beta
    Last edited by ie9; 25 Jan 2011 at 20:00.
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    That is sure putting a fine point on the release date . . .
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