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Public Windows 8 Beta may be released in February 2012


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Dwarf

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Looking forward to it. It will be interesting to find out what features have been removed, what have been added, and what have been enabled that were previously disabled.
 

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I dunno, I'm still thinking January at the CES 2012 show in Vegas ...
 

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Ivan the SoSo

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I dunno, I'm still thinking January at the CES 2012 show in Vegas ...
It could be introduced then, and the beta available for download in Feb....
 

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February is as good as any. We are in no hurry - are we? But they should be in a hurry to capture the Christmas season 2012 with a good collection of mobile devices. For the PC there is no rush. Win7 does just fine. Win8 will only alienate those XP huggers even more.
 

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mikedl

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What for Mike.
I dunno, Wolfgang, I just like to try new stuff as quicly as I can. That's why I installed Win8 way back before even the 7989 came out.
That's why I installed the DP as soon as it became available.
That's why I run Fx alpha builds and pretty much Beta on all of my programs except AutoCad and MS Office (I really need 'em for work).
Also, I like to play and get a jump on helping others. I like making the mistakes and foibles as I go and provide feedback thereof.

@Aaron: It makes a difference to me. Just because it doesn't to you is no reason to belittle my desire to get the Win8 Beta as soon as I possibly can, OK?
 

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i can't wait...

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So if I understand you right Mike, you are just very curious to try new things. I guess that is as good a reason as any. I am probably too old for that. I have seen it all in 55 years playing with computers.
 

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So if I understand you right Mike, you are just very curious to try new things. I guess that is as good a reason as any. I am probably too old for that. I have seen it all in 55 years playing with computers.
I understand, Wolfgang, but you haven't seen it all, yet.

I've been playing, and working, on computers since the mid-80's and I always get excited about what's new and want to learn it well enough to help others enjoy the new stuff as much as I do.

I think it keeps me young as these whippersnappers, who are much younger than you or I, get a head start iff'n we don't keep up. :D
 

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With the Win 7 Betas I got every one I could beg, borrow, or "steal", Win 8 doesn't hold the same interest for me...YET.
I installed the WDP, uninstalled it, re-installed it, and finally decided to leave it uninstalled. Once the public beta comes out I expect my interest will peak again.

I have to admit, there was a certain "fun factor" when installing a Win 7 beta version that had been leaked half way around the world. The forbidden fruit always tastes best...

Learning something before my grand kids do is a big beta plus.
 

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I understand what Mike is trying to say and I'm also very curious about what we'll see in the beta... a preview is just a preview, and maybe the beta is something completely diferent...
 

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