When do you think Windows 8 Beta 1 will come out?

thibault

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i was just wondering when you guys think Beta 1 will be available for download?

i think about 1.5-2 years from now
 

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First build to leak...November 11, 2010.
 

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Six months after Win7 hits the shelves on 10/22/2009, Win8 beta 1 will available to all who want it. It will be tested for 24 months, or 2 years, which ever comes first.

Microsoft will be collecting data from all installations via the sendstuff2ms.exe file installed with the original d/l.

Win8 will be 64 bit only. The time frame allows all the "I-don't-want-64-bit" people to rant, rave, fuss, yell, and scream, before updating their hardware.

There will be no beta 2, no RC, and no RTM editions. The original d/l will evolve via updates over the 2 year period, or 24 months, which ever comes first, to the final final final version on 4/22/2012.

On 4/22/2012, testers will be given to option to purchase the OS at a discount equal to 25% per 6 month period tester tested. SO, if a tester tests for the entire 24 months - OS is free.

If the tester does not purchase the OS, well.....let's not get into that right now, it could get messy.
 

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thibault

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cloud computing

maybe you have to logon with a windows live id at startup, it uses the id to get your private storage in the cloud.

That means you can access it from everywere, on any computer
 

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probably alpha build will leak like build 7675
 

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I voted Q3 2011, though I wouldn't be surprised at all if it was later than that.
 

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Well I went with the first quarter even though I think it all wil have to do with how 7 is accepted. If it is a big hit then they will wait till they have racked in as much cash on 7 as they can. My opion anyway.
 

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Well I went with the first quarter even though I think it all wil have to do with how 7 is accepted. If it is a big hit then they will wait till they have racked in as much cash on 7 as they can. My opion anyway.

you got a point.
 

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I think the first time we will get something is in the mid 2011 but i don't think this will be a beta version.
 

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Would be nice to see before, but first leak mid 2011, or likely Q3.
 

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Late 2011/ Early 2012... It should be a while
 

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1st leak Q1/Q2 2011 :running:

Beta 1 Q3 2011 :sleepy:
 

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First leak this summer I hope.
Beta 1 Q4 2011
 

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I voted Q4 2011 for the first Beta release.
 
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I just saw that Dell with come out with a Windows 8 Tablet in 1Q 2012. From that I would guess that Beta will be available around Oct. 2011.
 

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2 years for the beta but 4 years for the final release

Sent from HTC
 

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