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Yea W7 didn't launch too long ago so I feel this is a bit early for a new OS.
Windows 95
98 (SE)
ME
XP

All in a 6 year period... So... I'd say W8 is right on schedule.
post #102 of 139
A new Windows every 2-3 years is how MS has normally done things. I think the extra long XP to Vista gap has fooled people into thinking that is how things will be from now on.
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A new Windows every 2-3 years is how MS has normally done things. I think the extra long XP to Vista gap has fooled people into thinking that is how things will be from now on.
And a lot of people went from XP to 7 so the gap was even lonnnnnnger =P
post #104 of 139
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And a lot of people went from XP to 7 so the gap was even lonnnnnnger =P
That is true, and really that is the answer to those that don't want to upgrade to a new Windows every 2-3 years. If some people don't want to upgrade to Windows 8 there is no shame in waiting for Windows 9. I know some people who stuck with Windows 98 until XP came out skipping 2000/ME.
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Sounds like another Microsoft "money grab" scheme to me...
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This is interesting, and honestly I hope they take a different route then making it like xbox live. In the past they have tried to tie a lot of different services into windows, like live messenger, and Media Center (which I uses) and I hope they take that kind of aspect, a snap in type of option that when running will kill back ground processes and give you a console to launch games from, heck maybe even some diagnostics when things fail like RAM and Audio and such.
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Next year is too soon imop. Heck we still have clients using XP, and some just barely getting the upgrade to Windows 7. We don't need this yet.
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Check this LINK, they said the exact same thing about Vista.

I like Windows 7. 8 will have to bring something crazy good to the table to make it worth while changing!
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Is it possible they are referring to the rumour of win8 supporting xbox 360 games?
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The PC gaming crowd is going to get bigger and Microsoft is just going to try and profit from it by making it a standardized platform, just like the Xbox. When you see that decent GPU's are finally making their way into CPU's, thanks to AMD's 400 shaders parts, and next year Intel will probably also have some decent integrated GPU's, you can start talking about making the PC platform a casual gaming machine, which has the potential to make a HUGE dent in the console market. With the Kinect also coming to the PC, consoles like the Wii are in trouble.

With integrated GPU's sporting something like 800 shaders, everybody will have a decent baseline to game on the PC in a year or two. If you want more, you can also buy a discreete card. This upgrade cycle is great for the PC market as it allows for the PC to be taken seriously, and for us PC gamers, as many will have the incentive to upgrade (it's one of the main disadvantages of consoles) to get better visuals and performance.
 
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