Will 2012 Be the Year of Windows 8?

By Stuart J. Johnston | Posted June 21, 2011

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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