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Windows 8, and So It Begins.


JMH

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Windows 7 was released to manufacturing on July 22, and hit the shelves on October 22, generating obvious questions about whatâ??s next for Microsoftâ??s proprietary operating system. And the answer is rather simple: Windows 8. This time around, the Redmond-based company made little efforts to hide the moniker associated with the next generation of the Windows client. Not that it could, given that the codename aspect of Windows development efforts is the only transparent aspect of the otherwise translucent communication strategy set in place by Steven Sinofsky, President, Windows and Windows Live Division.
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bobtran

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#2
Just waiting for my first beta download
 

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Night Hawk

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#3
I'll be waiting to find out where to sign up for testing when the time comes that is! :D
 

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24c

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#4
I'm ready - bring it on.
 

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rsvr85

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#5
I'm ready - bring it on.
I think most of us have been ready for months. :D

I dunno why, but W7 feels boring and dare i say, outdated already.
 

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Zen00

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#6
So, is it officially Windows 8?
 

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Maxik

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#8
No, it is not officially Windows 8 nor Midori. we'll have to wait a litler bit longer to know whats the codename of the new OS.

Regards.
 

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Venom

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#9
Can't wait, this will be fun!
 

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DarkNovaGamer

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#10
They must already have a codename for it. I doubt they refer to it as 'the new one' or something like that.


"Hey hows the progress on the new one going?"
 

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Brian

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#11
I'll be waiting to find out where to sign up for testing when the time comes that is! :D
Microsoft is using Connections for there testing, I'll see if I can hunt up the link.
 

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Brian

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Everlong

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#13
I'm already looking forward to download a bunch of betas again.
 

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Venom

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#15
Same, will be awesome to get into the beta downloads on a regular basis again. Ahh the good days :)
 

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24c

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rsvr85

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#17

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Venom

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#18
Oh, ive got over 100 DVD's just waiting for a beta of W8 to digitally write itself onto it :)
 

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thefabe

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#19
Ready set lets go!
 

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