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Yea W7 didn't launch too long ago so I feel this is a bit early for a new OS.

Hopefully this will be 64-bit only though.

Unfortunately with how GFWL worked out I'm not expecting much out of this. I just fear they're going to create their own market place and try and compete with STEAM when they should know by now it's futile. I'm hoping for better dev support for DX11(Maybe even 12?), and getting more devs on board the PC platform.

Then again this will be built into the OS so I'm expecting an xbox-live type implementation which is already going to fail.
Not really, Microsoft has (over the course of Windows) generally kept to a 3 year window for an operating system release. Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista was the only OS that took significantly longer than 3 years to follow up becaue it was such a cluster&$%#.

Microsoft wants to dominate the mobile market the way they did with PC's now that there is a very real possibility that the PC will be phased out for the genral end user by the end of the decade.
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Didn't Microsoft say exactly that for like every Windows version they made since like Win95?

Well, except that, this time, we'll have avatars!
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Pretty soon the saying will be... "Windows 7 for life brah!!!"

And do not want. I usually skip a generation anyways. Went from windows 98 to xp, then xp to 7.
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It's going to be some crappy games for windows live expanded integration, but whatever, maybe it'll end up getting a few more people into PC gaming...
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They say this every time a new Windows comes out. I'll believe it when I see it.
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It's sad they didn't realize yet they have no chance in competing with markets that are already established. They need to work on promoting the PC to developers and improving relations with them instead of building in x-box live type crap.
Wait a minute now...MS has a solid history of being able to do this. Gates took one look at mosaic and all the sudden IE came and basically dominated the browser war. By the time the godly xbox even came out, Nintendo and playstation were very well established. Where is Nintendo now in consoles? I'm just saying...it would probably be easier for them to realize they don't have a chance if they actually didn't have a very real chance...
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Gaming? What kind of gaming since w8 is targeting not just pc's but tablets, smartphones and other small devices?

I dont think this is anything to get excited about, hardly anything uses dx11 as it is, not to mention that w7 is a solid OS that I and many others really dont want to move out of and into a "cloud" OS so fast.

So really, still no news that will make me want to upgrade.
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Gaming? What kind of gaming since w8 is targeting not just pc's but tablets, smartphones and other small devices?
GFWL APP STORE!!1!111!!

Seriously, I honestly expect it to be something of that nature.
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GFWL APP STORE!!1!111!!

Seriously, I honestly expect it to be something of that nature.
Most likely.
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DX12

Same as DX11, but with a new rendering pipeline designed to specifically render a coffee cup with a 156% performance boost over DX11!
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