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Microsoft Now Recruiting for Windows 8

CodenameWindows discovered that Microsoft was recruiting new software engineers for Windows 8. The job listing, originally listed here, now shows that the job is no longer available. However, it revealed that Microsoft sought out new recruits for the planning and preparation of the Windows Update Client for Windows 8.

"We just finished up work on Windows 7, and are pushing forth on Windows 8 planning and preparation," the description read. "There are opportunities to work on a number of hard problems, including third-party application updating, updating virtual machines while they’re turned off (turns out this is pretty hard!), and delivering full applications, among others."

Just to provide an idea what Microsoft was looking for, the job required five years of industry experience, and a BS or greater in Computer Science or related technical fields. Obviously, the job listing indicates that Microsoft may be gearing up to develop Windows 8 despite version 7 just now hitting store shelves last month. It's unknown when the job was filled, or if Microsoft will post other Windows 8-related listings.

Keep an eye out for additional Windows 8 nuggets, possibly in the coming weeks as news of the job listing gets passed around the tech sites.

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  • apache_lives
    64-bit only please, for got sake.
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  • agnickolov
    Obviously, the job listing indicates that Microsoft may be gearing up to develop Windows 8 despite version 7 just now hitting store shelves last month.

    That should read because of course - the old version is done so the majority of the team moves to the next version. In fact, this team migration has probably started a while ago...
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  • The_Blood_Raven
    apache_lives64-bit only please, for got sake.
    amen!
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  • yang
    wow this is getting ridiculous, I hate constantly having to change my OS. Please just let me live a while with windows 7.
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  • greenbuck
    Cool, I guess they better start working on it. They only have four years.
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  • Onyx2291
    Takes a long time to develop an OS. Of course they're gonna start now. A majority moves on to the next thing. Others will update 7 until 8 comes out. Same with anything else. Car manufacturers crank out new models every year.
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  • sciencectn
    Why don't they give it a cool name, instead of just a number?
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  • Geibys
    yangwow this is getting ridiculous, I hate constantly having to change my OS. Please just let me live a while with windows 7.
    Its not like they force you to update
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  • Netherscourge
    Why not jump to 128-bit? It'll give CPU maufacturers something new to aim for.
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  • kc5sym
    Hopefully there will be a 128bit version, and am sure AMD will be the 1st out with a 128bit cpu just like they were with the 64bit.
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