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Just for fun, I created a countdown timer to the release of Win 8. Purely a guess as to the actual date, I used Oct 20, 2012. Wait 4 Eight
 

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  • OS
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built i7-8700K, Hp Envy x360 EVO Laptop, MS Surface Pro 7
    CPU
    3.7Ghz Core i7-8700K, 11th Gen Core i7-1165G7 4.7Ghz, 10th Gen Core™ i5-1035G4 1.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    ASUS TUF Z370-Pro Gaming, HP, MS
    Memory
    16G, 8G, 8G
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon RX580, Intel Iris X Graphics, Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4
    Sound Card
    ATI High Definition Audio (Built-in to mobo)
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    Dual Samsung U32J59 32 inch monitors, 13.3" display, 12.3" display
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160 (Desktop), 1920x1080 (laptop), 2736x1824 Pro 7
    Hard Drives
    500GB ssd boot drive with 2 & 10TB Data (Desktop), 512GB ssd (laptop), 128GB SSD (tablet)
    PSU
    Corsair CX 750M
    Case
    Antec 100
    Cooling
    Coolermaster CM 212+
    Keyboard
    IBM Model M - used continuously since 1986
    Mouse
    Microsoft IntelliMouse
    Internet Speed
    665Mbps/15Mbps down/up
    Browser
    FireFox, MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender on all
    Other Info
    Retired in 2015 after working in the tech industry for 41 years. First 10 years as a Technician, the rest as a programmer/software engineer. After 1 year of retirement, I was bored so went back to work as a Robotic Process Automation Consultant. Retired for 3rd (and final) time in 2019.

Crispy

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We will see in time there are rumors that windows 8 might be delayed.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (G0 Kentsfield) LGA775 (FC-LGA6)
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-EP35C-DS3R (Rev. 2.1)
    Memory
    Corsair TW3X4G1333C9A 4GB PC-10600 (2x XMS3 2GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS nVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT (G92GT/D8P)
    Sound Card
    RealTek ALC885/889A/890
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ChiMei CMV CT-730D 17inch (LCD Monitor)
    Screen Resolution
    1280-1024 60Hertz (Ture Colour 32bit)
    Hard Drives
    2x Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 3.0Gb/s 160-GB Hard Drive ST3160815AS (AHCI)
    PSU
    SUPER FLOWER 500watt Plug in Leads 24pin ATX BLACK MODEL
    Case
    Thermaltake Shark (VA7000SWA ATX) Full Tower
    Cooling
    Front 120mm fan (1400 RPM) /Rear 120mm (1400 RPM) blue LED
    Keyboard
    Labtec Media Desktop Y-SAD65
    Mouse
    Razer DeathAdder 3G Infrared Sensor (1800DPI)
    Internet Speed
    Telstra BigPond Elite Liberty ADSL2+ 24Mbps/256kbps
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    ASUS PCE-N13 802.11n Wireless LAN card

Benjamin Hall

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If 8 comes late, that will be poetically unpunctual.
 

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  • OS
    Windows Dream Edition 32bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv4i-2100
    CPU
    Intel Core i3 M 350 @ 2.27 GHz
    Memory
    3GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14.6" TruBrite HD
    Screen Resolution
    1200 x 800
    Hard Drives
    INTERNAL: Samsung 300GB
    EXTERNAL: ADATA 500GB portable
    Cooling
    Targus AWE19US twin-fan chill mat
    Internet Speed
    300kb/sec @ home, 1028kb/sec @ work
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    Selling my laptop with all installed software for $1300 so I can build a new one.

Imperfect1

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I hope the delay means they're fixing most of the bugs BEFORE it comes to market! (Never happen, of course.)
 

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  • OS
    MS Office - Vista Home Premium x64 (SP2)
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion dv5t
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9400 (2.53 GHz)
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
    Graphics Card(s)
    512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.4" diagonal WSXGA+ High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
    Keyboard
    Built in - Synaptics TouchPad V6.5 on PS/2 Port
    Mouse
    Built in - Synaptics TouchPad V6.5 on PS/2 Port
    Internet Speed
    Turbo
    Other Info
    HP dv5t ~Vista 64 bit ~ T9400 2.53 GHz ~ 15.4 WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 ~ 4GB DDR2 ~ 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT ~ 320GB 5400RPM ~ Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card w/Bluetooth ~ Blu-Ray ROM DVD+/-R/RW ~ Integ. HDTV Hybrid Tuner ~ 12 Cell Battery ~ MS Office 2007

Benjamin Hall

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A little Windows 8 haiku I made ;)

We'll all wait for Eight
It'll probably come late
But it will be great
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows Dream Edition 32bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv4i-2100
    CPU
    Intel Core i3 M 350 @ 2.27 GHz
    Memory
    3GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14.6" TruBrite HD
    Screen Resolution
    1200 x 800
    Hard Drives
    INTERNAL: Samsung 300GB
    EXTERNAL: ADATA 500GB portable
    Cooling
    Targus AWE19US twin-fan chill mat
    Internet Speed
    300kb/sec @ home, 1028kb/sec @ work
    Other Info
    Selling my laptop with all installed software for $1300 so I can build a new one.

Imperfect1

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A little Windows 8 haiku I made ;)

We'll all wait for Eight
It'll probably come late
But it will be great

Cute, Benjamin. I think you've got too much time on your hands! :ninja:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    MS Office - Vista Home Premium x64 (SP2)
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion dv5t
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9400 (2.53 GHz)
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
    Graphics Card(s)
    512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.4" diagonal WSXGA+ High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
    Keyboard
    Built in - Synaptics TouchPad V6.5 on PS/2 Port
    Mouse
    Built in - Synaptics TouchPad V6.5 on PS/2 Port
    Internet Speed
    Turbo
    Other Info
    HP dv5t ~Vista 64 bit ~ T9400 2.53 GHz ~ 15.4 WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 ~ 4GB DDR2 ~ 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT ~ 320GB 5400RPM ~ Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card w/Bluetooth ~ Blu-Ray ROM DVD+/-R/RW ~ Integ. HDTV Hybrid Tuner ~ 12 Cell Battery ~ MS Office 2007

Dave76

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The most highly anticipated date is for the first leak :nerd:

Maybe........about a year from now.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    76~2.0
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3570K 4.6GHz
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X UD3H f18
    Memory
    8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1600 CORSAIR Vengeance CL8 1.5v
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X 1GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Onboard VIA VT2021
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LCD Dell SP2208WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samaung 840Pro 128GB, Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 32mb, Seagate 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32mb,
    PSU
    Corsair HX650W
    Case
    Cooler Master Storm Scout
    Cooling
    Corsair H80 w/Noctua NF P12 12cm fan, case fans 2X14cm
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave
    Mouse
    CM Sentinel
    Internet Speed
    Abysmal
    Browser
    Opera Next
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    Dell Venue 8Pro: Baytrail Z3740D, 2GB Ram, 64GB HDD, 8" IPS Display 1280 x 800, Active Stylus.
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Imperfect1

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The most highly anticipated date is for the first leak :nerd:

Maybe........about a year from now.

I think that's actually good. After all the broo-ha-ha over Vista, we should have time to really enjoy Windows 7 for a while.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    MS Office - Vista Home Premium x64 (SP2)
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion dv5t
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor T9400 (2.53 GHz)
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    4GB DDR2 System Memory (2 Dimm)
    Graphics Card(s)
    512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.4" diagonal WSXGA+ High-Definition HP BrightView Widescreen Display
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
    Keyboard
    Built in - Synaptics TouchPad V6.5 on PS/2 Port
    Mouse
    Built in - Synaptics TouchPad V6.5 on PS/2 Port
    Internet Speed
    Turbo
    Other Info
    HP dv5t ~Vista 64 bit ~ T9400 2.53 GHz ~ 15.4 WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050 ~ 4GB DDR2 ~ 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT ~ 320GB 5400RPM ~ Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-card w/Bluetooth ~ Blu-Ray ROM DVD+/-R/RW ~ Integ. HDTV Hybrid Tuner ~ 12 Cell Battery ~ MS Office 2007

Benjamin Hall

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows Dream Edition 32bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv4i-2100
    CPU
    Intel Core i3 M 350 @ 2.27 GHz
    Memory
    3GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14.6" TruBrite HD
    Screen Resolution
    1200 x 800
    Hard Drives
    INTERNAL: Samsung 300GB
    EXTERNAL: ADATA 500GB portable
    Cooling
    Targus AWE19US twin-fan chill mat
    Internet Speed
    300kb/sec @ home, 1028kb/sec @ work
    Other Info
    Selling my laptop with all installed software for $1300 so I can build a new one.

Ciara

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I hope Microsoft release a RC1 of Windows 8.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 7 Professional 64- bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    Intel E8400
    Motherboard
    MSI P35 Neo
    Memory
    4GB Crucial Ballistix
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI ASUS Radeon HD 4830
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS 22" W/S

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