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Windows 8 in 2012, Beta as Early as 2011

  1. #1


    Aus, Gold Coast
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)

    Windows 8 in 2012, Beta as Early as 2011


    Microsoft started dropping the first Windows 8 references as early as March 2009; yes, long before Windows 7 was finalized. And the next iteration of the Windows client and server operating systems are now taking shape in Redmond. The software giant already confirmed officially that Windows 8 client and Windows 8 Server are being developed in parallel. Just as it was the case for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Still, the company is mute on the evolution of Windows, including features, capabilities, the actual timetable, etc.

    The successor of Windows 7 is planned for availability within three years after the GA of its predecessor. Microsoft said it would impose such a rhythm after the release of Windows Vista, promising to never again repeat the gap between Windows XP and the delivery of the OS initially codenamed Longhorn. It took the software giant less than three years after Vista’s general availability to offer Windows 7 to customers around the world, and the same is valid for Windows 8.

    Full read: Windows 8 in 2012, Beta as Early as 2011 - Milestone 1 has been reached, reportedly - Softpedia

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  2. #2


    Sydney Australia
    Posts : 2,941
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Great news, bring it on.
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  3. #3


    Belgium & Hungary
    Posts : 26
    Windows 7 x64 Ultimate (En)


    I'm preparing my blank (DVDs) ISOs
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  4. #4


    So California
    Posts : 26
    Win 7 64 SP1 RC


    That would be nice.
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  5. #5


    Hungary
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate OEM X64

    Oh yeah!


    :smoke: I want that feeling when the 4gig iso is downloaded 90% and the seeders fade away...

    The good in the bad thing, i have time to buy a lots of blank dvd/8gigs flash drive.
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  6. #6


    Eastbourne uk
    Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit


    Cant wait to try it bring it on I am ready for it
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  7. #7


    Glasgow
    Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit / Windows 8 DP 64 bit


    Wooooo Hooooooo

    Bring it on
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Cartman View Post
    I'm preparing my blank (DVDs) ISOs
    Your still prepping Ive got a whole stack of them withe win 8 written on it
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  9. #9


    i also waiting windows 8 build to leak!

    just bring it
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  10. #10


    i think win8 first build leak come soon than win7
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