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    Windows 8 set for October 2012 launch

    Over in Vegas at CES, Pocket-lint has been given its strongest indication yet that Microsoft will launch Windows 8 in October 2012.

    Discussing the launch time frame during a briefing and demo session of the next-gen OS Janelle Poole, director of public relations of the Windows Business Group, said:

    "We haven't talked about the release date and we generally don't. We are talking milestone to milestone, so for us right now we're talking about the next milestone being the consumer preview happening in late February.
    Windows 8 set for October 2012 launch - Pocket-lint

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    Wow, that stinks. I was hoping it was going to be mid year. So Windows 8 smartphones will be released before the Win 8 OS? o.0
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    so much time to wait
    why not may or april maybe..
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    But MS has not yet confirmed rite??
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    Sheesh!! Trust me, going with Microsoft's track record, the retail version will NOT be released then, right now there is still a ton of fine tuning MS has to do, and we will see the fruits of our input here this Feb 2012 with the Consumers Preview. (beta) I don't see a release date till ATLEAST before Christmas season 2012 myself.
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    I'm just not has hyped up as I was for Windows 7. I'm sure as Microsoft releases a Beta or RC version I'll get more interested but still trying to sort out the new features it will offer.
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    PC makers once again will be ticked...they were when Windows 7 was released in October and not before the start of back to school PC shopping.
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    Win7 went RTM in August 2009 - and on sale in October 22. OEM's were happy with that schedule
    It was Vista that ticked off the OEM's because it went RTM in November - too late for the Christmes sales - and wasn't public until January 2007

    [edit - actually, Win7 officially went RTM on July 22, but the only people to get copies before Aug4 were the biggest Direct OEM clients]
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    October would be fine. That way we can have a good look at Beta.
    The release date will be in the same month of my birthday.
    Will need all of you to help blow out all the candles..I am up to 3 boxes of candles for the cake
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    looks at a box of candles at Walmart 16 to a lets do the math 3 boxes times 16 candles =
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