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Windows 8 Release date set

Windows 8 Release date set

Highlights

  • With Windows 7 being a huge success for Microsoft compared to Vista, the next iteration of Windows being Windows 8, the release of the next OS is highly anticipated.
  •   It looks like we should start seeing the BETA versions of the OS due out in the first quarter of 2012.
  • It sounds like Windows 8 may represent a giant leap forward with 128 bit computing finally coming to the desktop uncapping several of the restraints that we currently see with 32 and 64 bit computing.

With Windows 7 being a huge success for Microsoft compared to Vista, the next iteration of Windows being Windows 8, the release of the next OS is highly anticipated.  There were several stories that surfaced on the Internet a few days ago saying that Windows 8 would be released in October 2012.  While we can’t be dogmatic about the date, this looks to be a firm date issuing forth from Microsoft.  What will be the new features, bells and whistles of Windows 8?

It sounds like Windows 8 may represent a giant leap forward with 128 bit computing finally coming to the desktop uncapping several of the restraints that we currently see with 32 and 64 bit computing.  A new file system has also been rumored to exist.  Will it be NTFS 7 or 8?  Who knows?  New security features and requirements are certainly going to be built into the next generation OS as well as even more eye candy.  One can only imagine.  It looks like we should start seeing the BETA versions of the OS due out in the first quarter of 2012.

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Brandon Lee is the Senior Writer, Engineer and owner at Virtualizationhowto.com and has over two decades of experience in Information Technology. Having worked for numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as in various industries, Brandon has extensive experience in various IT segments and is a strong advocate for open source technologies. Brandon holds many industry certifications, loves the outdoors and spending time with family.

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