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Betas starting in September does make an early 2012 release look likely.
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I hope the hard drive requirements have decreased; my C:\\Windows folder is over 20GB and I've used just over 30GB on my SSD. Glad I picked up a spare SSD from MicroCenter the other day
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Originally Posted by scottb75 View Post
Betas starting in September does make an early 2012 release look likely.
I beta tested win7 for over a year and a half. Prolly Q3/Q4 of 2012?
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Bro...you fail to see how it's possible for Windows to natively play Xbox games when the creators of Windows created the Xbox OS and the Xbox itself? Why would they have to emulate an Xbox 360, that is just retarded when they can just build it in natively. You do know Windows 8 is being built from the ground up don't you? Meaning it is entirely possible.
I think you fail to see something rather problematic, it is the hardware not the software that stops console games "just working" on pc, all the coding genius in the world could not provide "native" support. eg. try hammering an AM3 cpu into a LGA1366 board and then complain the bios hasn't been written well enough to handle it.

The Xbox360 and the PC share one single "Hardware Generic" Software framework, the XNA.

Retail Xbox360 Games (not the XNA ones) are hard-coded for the specific hardware of the console, most likely a different vendor of the same gpu will not function at all, let alone the cpu and chipset. The Assembly just wont function.

The XBLA ones work across both platforms because the performance is shot to hell using the XNA framework and ran in a completely different sub-OS to the "proper" games.

Other than a software emulation of the hardware (Well beyond current processing capability) or installing windows on your xbox360, or having maybe a pci-e 3.0 card containing the xb360 hardware (micro xbox360 ftw) you cannot do it.



Getting back to the main topic (Sorry went off a bit there), I cant wait for this though I hope its a bit more stable than the win7 one was in its first weeks. I'd like to see what efficiency improvements 8 brings (and to see how high above a 7.9 windows performance index I can get xD).
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Hole moly!!!!!!! i hope to be testing windows 8 in september!

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mmmmmmmm just wondering why so soon? I am just getting use to W7
    
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