Will 2012 Be the Year of Windows 8?

Tuesday Jun 21st 2011 by Stuart J. Johnston
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Windows 7 has barely lost that new OS smell, and yet recent hints from a Microsoft exec point to a new operating system in time for the 2012 holiday season.

If you're still contemplating whether to make the leap to Windows 7, you might have another option to consider sooner than you think: Windows 8. Yes, it's a bit premature to actually count on anything, but at a recent Microsoft event, a Microsoft vice president alluded to a possible debut in time for the 2012 holiday season.

Fall 2012 isn’t that far off especially considering how (relatively) quickly Microsoft brought Windows 7 to fruition. Our sister site, Datamation, has more details on the timing for Windows 8.


If the hints given out by a senior Microsoft executive during a speech on Wednesday prove correct, Windows 8 may be on store shelves in time for 2012's holiday shopping season.

Read the complete article: Microsoft Exec Hints Windows 8 Will Ship by Fall 2012

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