Microsoft: Windows 8 is about two years away

By Emil ยท 87 replies
Oct 24, 2010
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  1. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    Maybe it will be 'cloud' based, where if you don't have internet access you lose significant capabilities. I don't think Windows 8 will be that way if they are shooting for 2 years from now, but Windows 9 might. They are gaining knowledge in this area with Office Live.
  2. bakape

    bakape TS Enthusiast Posts: 123

    Head in the cloud, huh? Yup! Sounds like Microsoft :D
  3. oasis789

    oasis789 TS Rookie Posts: 51

    but i just upgraded to 7! those buggers
  4. They didn't reduce the price that much!!
  5. Eddo22

    Eddo22 TS Booster Posts: 166   +8

    Given the success of Windows 7...Windows 8 this early seems dumb. I would expect it will be given the same treatment as Vista. Then again.. Windows 7 is basically what vista should have been when it was released...aka just an updated vista.
  6. medguydan

    medguydan TS Rookie

    I'd be more than happy to pay for Windows 8 provided they streamlined their code, and made the beast leaner and meaner. I appreciate the fact that code modules save a lot of time but some of that code is as old as the BIOS itself... I'm not asking them to start from scratch, but some areas could definitely be rewritten and simplified. Perhaps even something as simple as modular downloads or something akin? Ex: You purchase a stripped version of the OS for cheap (50-100$); you don't care a bit about making movies, so you don't download that module. But you do want a way to categorize photos and automate tasks, so you just download them for a couple bucks each from MS. A la carte operating systems?
  7. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 123

    Frankly i dint like the look and interface of Win 7 so dont know how win 8 would be?
    I still prefer fast and simple to use with old commands intant in Win XP. Win XP 64bit still a preferable choice for me. Simplicity and user-friendly with customization is the way to go. I still prefer the classic Programs menu, desktop, toolbars, quicklaunch bars and much more which gave us same feeling of Win98 in XP :)
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,036   +2,558

    Jeez, I don't know why were still not using "M$DOS"! Now there was an operating system...! ;)
  9. if u are going to release windows 8 in the next 3yrs then i have two questions, one,wat will happen to the rest of the windows,and will the price the windows reduce that is the previous windows?
  10. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    @ captaincranky - rotflmaostc!

    command line interface all the way!
    forget this "apple-wanna-be" Gooey and Mouse business!
    (Apologies to Gene" Roddenberry, Wm Shatner and Deforest Kelley)
    Just wouldn't make the neat fx in movies like Minority Report or series like Caprica.
  11. Blkm0nk3y92

    Blkm0nk3y92 TS Member Posts: 69

    Wow, how did I not see this a few days ago. Windows 7 was fantastic in my opinion. Windows 8 Id expect to be twice as good with the way they've been progressing. ;D
  12. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Well I hope they can make as many improvements as they did coming from vista to seven.
  13. satty

    satty TS Rookie Posts: 27

    countdown 10 9 8 7 vista xp..

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