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nekrosoft13
11-20-09, 09:53 PM
According to the latest roadmap from Microsoft, it would appear that Windows 8 will arrive sometime in 2012. This would follow a three year product cycle that would keep it in line with Vista and Windows 7 releases.

The road map is clear about the targeted date and does not try to hide the fact that the code name is "Windows 8". Little else is known about the OS other than its targeted date of release.


http://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/windows8roadmap.png

http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/11/21/windows-8-is-coming-in-2012?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+neowin-main+%28Neowin.net+Main+News%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

Sazar
11-20-09, 10:20 PM
It's not a client OS road-map, but interesting that they speak about Windows 8 specifically :)

AthlonXP1800
11-21-09, 12:12 AM
Windows 8 is a major update so Windows 7 is a minor update of Vista?

betterdan
11-21-09, 12:41 AM
I like how they just left Vista off the map. :lol:

Rakeesh
11-21-09, 01:32 AM
I like how they just left Vista off the map. :lol:

Was there a server flavor with the name vista on it?

Remi
11-21-09, 07:15 AM
Windows 8 is a major update so Windows 7 is a minor update of Vista?Definitely. Technically speaking, Seven is Vista, of course updated, with a few pieces optimized (thanks for instance to not needing anymore a stellar support of AGP cards), and with some changes in that thin layer that's visible: the user interface.

My experience with it is that it works without trouble, even on my EeePC. Like my Vista did...

betterdan
11-21-09, 08:44 AM
Was there a server flavor with the name vista on it?

There isn't a server with the name Windows 7 on it as far as I know but it is on the map.

Rakeesh
11-21-09, 09:02 AM
There isn't a server with the name Windows 7 on it as far as I know but it is on the map.

Yeah I was thinking they put 7 on there though because its release was at the same time as 2008R2 isn't it? Or do I have that wrong? I don't think vista had a similar release schedule with any server edition.

More or less 2008 = vista, 2008 r2 = 7? But vista was much earlier than 2008 and later than 2003 r2.

Sazar
11-21-09, 09:05 AM
Windows 7 is essentially Windows Enterprise. Still, not a server based implementation so not sure why the Windows 7 name is in there. Win2k8 R2 would have sufficed.

ViN86
11-21-09, 09:50 AM
Looks like MS is back to their 3 year cycle.

So Windows 8 will actually be Windows 7.0 right? Or will it be 6.2? This numbering scheme is horrible :lol:

Sazar
11-21-09, 10:48 AM
Looks like MS is back to their 3 year cycle.

So Windows 8 will actually be Windows 7.0 right? Or will it be 6.2? This numbering scheme is horrible :lol:

I think the internal build may stretch to 7.0 in a few more years, not sure if it will by 2011 :)

But then again, who knows, besides the Microsoft team working on this :rofl

bacon12
11-21-09, 12:39 PM
Read on ars about some very cool progress they are making with win min, and we might see a core server from it very soon.

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/11/inside-minwin-the-windows-7-kernel-slims-down.ars

NarcissistZero
11-21-09, 01:30 PM
I got Win7 for $30, so... whatever.

Riptide
11-25-09, 09:49 AM
Personally. I like a 5 year cycle better. Especially from a corporate perspective. Screw upgrading the desktop's OS every 3 years.

trivium nate
11-25-09, 10:47 AM
hmm wonder what ther gonna put in this one

JT8D-9A
11-25-09, 02:49 PM
hmm wonder what ther gonna put in this one
just a collection of the innovations of others...