Report: Microsoft Windows 8 set for October release

Leeky

TS Evangelist
Microsoft plans to finish working on its Windows 8 operating system this summer and have it ready for personal computers and tablets in October, according to unnamed sources familiar with the…

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Butch

TS Enthusiast
You know after playing with the Win8 Preview for the last couple of weeks I have to say I am really torn. It seems really good in some areas and really bad in others. The switching between Metro and the desktop just feels awkward. It's like Metro is just a simple overlay or something. However, some the Metro Apps I tried were pretty darn cool. I really think M$ should have made Metro a 2nd OS for tablets and left Win7 alone.
 
G

Guest

I think I'll pass. At least where my desktop PC is concerned. Windows 7 has been very good to me both feature and performance wise, and is in no way broken to me, unlike Vista. Remember - if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
 

Zilpha

TS Enthusiast
I'm going to take a pass on this one too. This tablet craze is a little excessive when it starts to bleed over into what should be good desktop computing experiences. For now, windows 7 is handling things quite nicely.
 

nismo91

TS Evangelist
i think i will get a win8 tablet. well my desktop pc should keep using win7, hell, even my laptop should retain using its original vista sp2 64bit. there isnt point upgrading to win8 my system doesn't have touchscreen input.
 

VitalyT

Russ-Puss
Windows 8 for desktop users is a bad joke. If they release it in the current form, I won't touch it.

On another hand, we are closing on to an era when the only application that matters is the web browser, making the environment less and less relevant.
 
G

Guest

they are just doing anti of their gaming console policy where they said they will not release new xbox since current one is doing well and when win7 is doing well they are releasing a new one.
i want MS to take their time and release new os in late 2013 or even early 2014 because i dont want a vista part 2. and if they are going to release it anyway. i am not going to buy it
 

tonylukac

TS Evangelist
VitalyT said:
On another hand, we are closing on to an era when the only application that matters is the web browser, making the environment less and less relevant.
In that case, why are all those tiles for applications in metro? I don't think microsoft is thinking clearly.
 

spectrenad

TS Enthusiast
i dont think they are aiming to replace win7, at least not yet. they just want to get in the tablet/phone business before its too late, and took the opportunity to make a new OS wich would be compatible through all devices. i think its a step in the right direction, but theres still work to do.
 
G

Guest

We could march up to microsoft HQ with picket signs that say, "We want the start button back!" as we chant it over and over.
 

igotdembombs

TS Rookie
But the start up times are fantabulous. And I think the idea behind using metro is to save battery. Also, x86 and ARM? When is the x64 coming out?
 

SNGX1275

TS Forces Special
x64 is out for the Consumer Preview, don't see any reason it wouldn't have the same release date as x86.
 

sapo joe

TS Member
I just hope they get into senses and release it with an option to turn off that Metro bullsh*t.... Otherwise, I'm sticking with windows 2008 R2 x64 forever...