Windows 8 Coming In 2012? Not Called ‘Windows 8′?

A roadmap slide leaked by Microsoft’s Italian subsidiary has all but confirmed what most of us expected, that Windows 8 is coming in 2012.

However, the slide also refers to the new release as ‘Code Name Windows 8‘. ¬†Does this mean that after choosing a sensible naming structure with Windows 7, ¬†Microsoft are going to get creative again with its 8th release?

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14 Responses to Windows 8 Coming In 2012? Not Called ‘Windows 8′?

  1. nk August 10, 2009 at 9:17 am #

    Since when was Microsoft creative?

    • Sagar August 10, 2009 at 10:09 am #

      oh yeah, never! com’on man! you got 2 be kiddin’ me!
      really?!

  2. Jon August 10, 2009 at 11:46 am #

    Good that it wont be called windows 8. Just Windows 7 is longer to type into google than Vista or XP as 7 isnt related to windows at all :)

    But some products keep their codename, for example the nintendo DS

  3. Al August 10, 2009 at 3:07 pm #

    Windows 7 was a codename for Windows 7 too
    .-= Al´s last blog ..This week in the forums (Aug 8, 2009) =-.

  4. Lord Zoepaad August 10, 2009 at 12:10 pm #

    Let’s not forget that Windows 7 had Code Name Blackcomb, Vienna and Windows 7, and they decided to keep Windows 7 for the final release. It could happen the same with Windows 8.

  5. nomadewolf August 11, 2009 at 2:45 pm #

    I think it should be called Windows Snow Leopard… THAT would be fun.

  6. Manmohanjit August 11, 2009 at 8:09 pm #

    common guys, windows 8? no way. ms would name it something else

  7. T3h Fake August 11, 2009 at 9:03 pm #

    They switch up the naming schemes after a failed OS to create more distance. So, if Win7 fails the way win2k, vista, windows me, and microsoft bob did, they probably won’t stick with windows 8. I also don’t think MS have given up on the pipe dream of having all their users buy a new software version every year (after all it works for EA Sports).

  8. yolarrydabomb August 12, 2009 at 1:15 am #

    Its going to call windows360 with NXE theme like.

    /Sarcasm

  9. Slobodan Milosevic August 13, 2009 at 5:46 am #

    It should be called Nostradamus.

    2012 is the end of the world.

    • Tha7Man October 11, 2009 at 2:02 am #

      Uhu, and I’m Santa Claus! :D

  10. Lanun August 14, 2009 at 10:29 pm #

    hahaha..u all funny man..wait n see la..like win 7 to..have a many codename..vienna,blackcome, at last win 7..it change by time before they all confirm.

  11. Mikey October 29, 2010 at 9:19 am #

    Windows DD (Windows DoomsDay)

    LOL!

  12. PC Security Guardian Virus May 9, 2011 at 6:00 am #

    Do Windows 8 better than Windows 7?

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