Comments on: Windows L8? Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 By: adraskovic Mon, 21 Nov 2011 12:59:22 +0000 I stongly beleive in few things:
– First public beta will come in January 2012, probably during 2012 CES.
– Public beta means a that a feature set is closed. Work after that is a bugfixing and code optimisation
– RTM / OEM is end of August 2012
– Global availability is therefore October 2012
– First devices are on shelves / at provider in November 2012

So, I strongly beleive thatn Microsoft won’t miss a holiday season – it would represent a significant profit loss. Of course, Microsoft is always silent and very careful about release dates but look at the last 3 Windows versions – see a pattern? :)


By: VictorV Thu, 17 Nov 2011 21:20:45 +0000 From what is known so far they are following the Windows 7 Model and are expected to release official beta in January. I think this will settle the rumors, if beta is released then we can surely expect Windows 8 to ship for 2012 holiday season.

Any speculation before January really does seem premature. With that stated this post was pointless.