Windows 8 'Confirmed' for 2012 Launch

More and more evidence is emerging that Windows 8 will be released in 2012.  At this years Professional Developer’s Conference (PDC 2009), budding attendees managed to get their hands on two Windows roadmap slides that show ‘Windows 8′ launching in 2012:

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Now these slides don’t really provide any information that we didn’t know; Microsoft typically leave 3 years between each release and with Windows 7 launching this year, Windows 8 was always likely to be in 2012.  It is unlikely that Microsoft would pull Windows 8′s launch forward to 2011 because it would impact Windows 7 sales with customers delaying upgrades, and unlikely they would delay until 2013 as Windows 8′s development seems to be progressing quite nicely.

Source: Microsoft Kitchen

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10 Responses to Windows 8 'Confirmed' for 2012 Launch

  1. Jonathan November 20, 2009 at 12:53 pm #

    not really news, we’ve seen the first image before, and the second image is not necessarily about windows 8, as it says server.

  2. Robert Morgan November 20, 2009 at 1:52 pm #

    yeah, its kinda known

  3. rush2112 November 20, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    Anyone have a guess if there will be any windows 8 leaks soon?

  4. Pavan Somu November 21, 2009 at 4:30 pm #

    wow lookomg cool

  5. MrHot November 22, 2009 at 6:13 am #

    I hope it launch before the end of the world!!!

  6. seve2k9 November 23, 2009 at 6:39 am #

    what are the different of windows 7 and windows 8?why?

  7. seve2k9 November 23, 2009 at 6:41 am #

    wow!!! that’s cool… i want to get now windows 8..hehehehehe!!!

  8. basyir May 31, 2010 at 2:03 am #

    Windows 7 has just launched…
    Is Windows 8 will be launch at 2012?
    Don’t have a long gap…

    • Admin March 15, 2011 at 6:50 am #

      2012 is a long gap? Do u hv any idea about how much time & how many people need to work for a windows upgrade?

  9. Theawsomeface May 7, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    Kinda funky it wouldn’t be windows AERO since that is the name they use for their window effects and such

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