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WCP / Win.7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1.
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.
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Computer Type PC/Desktop System Manufacturer/Model Number Custom/Self-Built OS Windows 8 Pro with Media Center x64 CPU Intel Core i7-3820 CPU OC @ 3.80GHz Motherboard Gigabyte G1.Assassin2 (buy Asus instead) Memory Corsair Dominator 16GB Quad Channel DDR3 Graphics Card Nvidia by EVGA - GeForce GTX 670 4GB Sound Card On board Creative SB X-Fi Monitor(s) Displays acer 24" H243H Screen Resolution 1920 X 1080
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Windows 8 pro Retail
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.
System Manufacturer/Model Number Alienware Aurora OS Windows 8 Professional (64bit) CPU Core i7 Extreme 975 @ 3.33GHz overclocked to 3.6 GHz Motherboard Alienware 0H869M Memory 12 GB DDR3 1333MHz Graphics Card GeForce GTX 560 1GB Sound Card Creative SB X-Fi Titanium Monitor(s) Displays Dell 2407WFP Screen Resolution 1920 x 1200
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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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