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Microsoft Said to Finish Windows 8 in Summer, With October Debut

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    Microsoft Said to Finish Windows 8 in Summer, With October Debut



    Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will finish work on Windows 8 this summer, setting the stage for personal computers and tablets with the operating system to go on sale around October, according to people with knowledge of the schedule.

    The initial rollout will include devices running Intel Corp. (INTC) and ARM Holdings Plc (ARM) chips, making good on Microsoft’s promise to support both standards, said the people, who declined to be named because the plans are confidential. In embracing ARM technology, Microsoft is using the same kind of processors as Apple Inc.’s iPad. Still, there will be fewer than five ARM devices in the debut, compared with more than 40 Intel machines.
    Microsoft Said to Finish Windows 8 in Summer, With October Debut - Bloomberg

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    Yep - I reckoned October - has to be really.
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    They have to be ready for black Friday and the holiday season.
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    So does that mean there is no Release Candidate version?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gzt7d8 View Post
    So does that mean there is no Release Candidate version?
    The most recent rumour suggests an RC for sometime in May
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH View Post

    Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) will finish work on Windows 8 this summer, setting the stage for personal computers and tablets with the operating system to go on sale around October, according to people with knowledge of the schedule.

    The initial rollout will include devices running Intel Corp. (INTC) and ARM Holdings Plc (ARM) chips, making good on Microsoft’s promise to support both standards, said the people, who declined to be named because the plans are confidential. In embracing ARM technology, Microsoft is using the same kind of processors as Apple Inc.’s iPad. Still, there will be fewer than five ARM devices in the debut, compared with more than 40 Intel machines.
    Microsoft Said to Finish Windows 8 in Summer, With October Debut - Bloomberg
    Windows 8 is more of a tablet use then computer use.
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    I don't have a tablet or any desire for one so I cannot say if it was made for a tablet.

    I can without a doubt say that in it's current form it will never make it to my desktop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DooRules View Post
    I can without a doubt say that in it's current form it will never make it to my desktop.


    There will be many people with the same sentiment. One thing is for sure, after Win8 flops worse than Vista, the people responsible for 'Metro' and taking away the 'Start' button should be out looking for new jobs.
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    Tablets are expensive toys. And if you really want to make full use of all their functions, you need a 3G/4G contract with your carrier. Adding all this up makes them more expensive than a decent PC with internet.

    On the other side, there is a lot of money to be made. No wonder that MS is going after this market.
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    rather spend my money on expensive wine and cheap hookers
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