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Microsoft Hints To An August 2012 Win 8 Launch

Microsoft said that it would reveal more about Windows 8 in September, but it didn't give anything away about when customers would start using the new OS. However, Microsoft Corporate VP Dan'l Lewin gave hints at a start-up LAUNCH event at the Microsoft Silicon Valley campus that Windows 8 could be on target for a Fall 2012 release.

TechRadar quoted Lewin saying: "we will be in market - if you look at the crystal ball and just say what happened in the past is a reasonable indicator of what our forward looking timelines will be and just speculate - we've made the point about having a developer conference later this year, and then typically we enter a beta phase, and then in 12 months we're in the market, so let's make that assumption."

Microsoft will be holding its BUILD conference this year September 13 to 16 in Anaheim.

  • flightmare
    I still think it will be a December 21st launch.
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  • Pyree
    Let see if this version of window will persuade my university to change its standard environment from the ancient window 2000 pro and window xp pro 32bit.
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  • Mastervivi10
    I still think it will be a December 21st launch.

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
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  • nebun
    i will run win7 for a long, long, long time....i don't see the reason to upgrade at this time....the present OS has everything someone could ask for, or for that matter even use
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  • nebun
    flightmareI still think it will be a December 21st launch.they better do it before that day....the world is said to end on the 21st, lol
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  • dfusco
    Okay, so 2013 it is.
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  • alidan
    nebuni will run win7 for a long, long, long time....i don't see the reason to upgrade at this time....the present OS has everything someone could ask for, or for that matter even use
    i hate the 7iu, and xp does damn near everything else but dx10 and 11 though i have an 11 card.
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  • jgiron
    I think Windows 8 in conjunction with Kinect would be awesome and big screen TV

    http://www.shacknews.com/article/68940/kinect-windows-sdk-now-available
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  • back_by_demand
    nebuni will run Windows 95 for a long, long, long time....i don't see the reason to upgrade at this time....the present OS has everything someone could ask for, or for that matter even useFixed that for ya!
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  • ares1214
    From what Ive seen, ill be sticking with Windows 7. Microsoft needs to be looking to Android, Ubuntu, and even OSX for ideas and changes, not their half baked smart phone UI. We dont want tiles. We want screens to be uncluttered, and be able to acess everything we need quickly.
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