Windows 8 could launch in April 2012

A beta build is expected to be released at the company's Build Conference which takes place in September

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Windows 8 could launch in April 2012 According to tips from individuals working for Microsoft, Windows 8 may be released by April 2012
By  Clayton Vallabhan Published  July 10, 2011

Windows 8 is poised for an April release according to Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley. The blogger who writes for ZDNet received a tip from a trusted source that told her that Microsoft is on track to release all Windows 8 versions by April 2012.

There's also news that Microsoft will release a beta build around the time of its Build Conference in mid September. This will allegedly be the only beta after which Microsoft will produce a final Release Candidate (RC) in January 2012. The company is expected to produce RTM (Release to Manufacturer) versions shortly thereafter.

Foley said that keeping in mind previous Office and Windows disclosure patterns, if the team offers a target delivery date there will be several months of padding built in to ensure there isn't any publicly measurable slippage.

Since Windows 8 was first said to arrive in Summer 2012, it is quite possible that an April 2012 release date is possible for the RTM. Many partners are said to be waiting to offer customers Windows 8 tablets, as the software is optimised for touch capable devices. An early release also means that more laptops, PCs and tablets can be released with the new OS before the holiday season.

2656 days ago
Jonalist

I see how software technologies are built on the low-end build to high-end routine. There really is no secret everything is just being changed maybe it is the code processing methods that also have a abundance of more code for more processing. At some point in time there will not need be another build up of more methods of processing as it can become interchangeable, more backward compatible so regardless if you have Windows 8 or whatever higher version all you need is a module of that version to add to your older version and it beefs it up to coordinate with whatever processing you have available changing the code automatically up or down so Windows 8 or whatever higher version works on your computer and with other computers your computer communicates with which also has the module added. No wonder so many software companies have all your money and you a spot of code in a software that is still a dead-end software method. I would have hoped that at least Microsoft would have grasp this breakthrough years ago, not so Microsoft was being sued by EU, UK, and USA. All we need do now is to create this new software and to get the latest module upgrade that adds compatibility to old versions of software is to plan where our money is heading. We can't do much planning if always we see how a court justice can sucker in our dollars anytime they distaste the product now can we. Our aim is to provide not bankrupt, think about that when you spin up your software and tell me how you are going to cope when other producers are being sued.

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