Rumor: Windows 8 Set for September Reveal

It’s been 18 months since Microsoft’s Windows 7 hit retailers’ shelves and if the latest reports are to be believed, the beta of the next version Windows will arrive in six month’s time. Microsoft has announced that the company’s annual Professional Developers Conference will kick off September 13 and run through to September 16.

Considering Microsoft debuted the first public beta of Windows 7 at PDC 2008, Business Insider is leading the way in speculating that PDC 2011 will include a demo of the first public beta of Windows 8.

If we’re to follow Microsoft’s Windows 7 release schedule, the PDC 2011 public beta of Windows 8 will give way to a fall 2012 shipping date for the completed version of the operating system.

Discuss more about this and other Windows 8 features here!

  • Trialsking
    I have a feeling that Win 7 will be the new XP when Win 8 hits...Vista anyone
  • memadmax
    They will have to pull XP from my cold dead hands......
  • captaincharisma
    from all the info i seen on windows 8 sounds like more of an update like windows 2000 to XP. never had any issues with vista. i'll skip this OS
  • edilee
    People are not going to upgrade to Win8 with Win7 being so perfect unless they add tons of new and great features. From what I have seen here about Win8 and it's bubbles UI they need to scrap that and start over.
  • sykozis
    If all of the rumors are true, Win8 may well be an early flop... Sorry, but I don't see people jumping on the "cloud computing" bandwagon all too quickly given the lack of security.
  • Agustus69
    As soon as I heard about the ribbons for everything in Windows 8, that was all I needed to know I don't want it.
  • I think this is a marketing strategy. They know how people clung to XP when Vista was released and they are trying to market Win7 with the release of Win8. Using what hurt them before to their advantage.=)
  • molo9000
    Wonder what the internal version number is going to be.

    Vista was 6, 7 was 6.1.
    Is Windows 8 going to be 6.2, 7 or 8 ?
  • kilo_17
    I think MS needs to stop rushing Windows 8, I think 7 is pretty nice.
  • ram1009