Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Microsoft Netherlands teases Windows 8 coming in 2012

updated 01:05 pm EDT, Mon October 25, 2010

Windows 8 due in 2012, says Dutch Microsoft site

The next computer operating system from Microsoft, Windows 8, may be out in 2012, according to a reference on the software giant's Dutch site, meant to celebrate Windows 7's birthday. The mention has since been pulled, but a transcript has been saved before this happened. This is in not in-line with an earlier report that had the OS' release slated for the summer of 2011.

The timeline, if true, would put the beta release of the OS sometime in June or July of 2011. While changes compared to Windows 7 aren't clear, it is believed Windows 8 will bring with it improved anti-piracy security measures.

At the same time, Microsoft Netherlands let it slip that Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is coming out in the first half of next year, as it is now in the testing phase. [via Windows8beta]



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

JBL Synchros E40BT headphones

For all the different configurations of headphones on the market, it's always a tough choice for buyers to get something that is just ...

Razer Taipan mouse

The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming input arena, a ...

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets a ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News