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Service Pack 2 is already actively underway since the autumn of 2010, and if all goes according to plan then the appearance of a second service pack, Service Pack 2 for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 is expected in mid-2012
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[A]ccording to our information, Microsoft will plan to begin selling boxed retail versions of Microsoft Windows [8] on Monday January 7, 2013!
So says Wzor.

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So 2012 will will play around with Betas?
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I cant wait!
     
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post #4 of 24
2 more years, not bad... sounds good to me. 7 has been around for 2 years I think. So a 4-5 year cycle seems decent.
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post #5 of 24
How SP2 can be "actively" under development I cannot fathom, as SP1 is only a 900MB compilation of all the released bug fixes thus far. Either SP2 is getting more features, or the article/source is full of it
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post #6 of 24
wonder if we'll see dx 12 or something sic for gamers
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post #7 of 24
Wonder how fundamentally windows will change...
    
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Originally Posted by kingsnake2 View Post
Wonder how fundamentally windows will change...
Well, following Windows tradition-the Control Panel will be completely relabeld and redesigned so that no one can experienced with the last version of Windows could easily find anything they are looking for. I'll bet $$$$$$$ on that much.
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post #9 of 24
I honestly don't see the need for a new D3d API yet. Dx11 added what was left of the really important features for modern games.
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post #10 of 24
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Originally Posted by Skripka View Post
Well, following Windows tradition-the Control Panel will be completely relabeld and redesigned so that no one can experienced with the last version of Windows could easily find anything they are looking for. I'll bet $$$$$$$ on that much.
Or it could be so utterly confusing like Arch Linux that the user will spend eternity trying to navigate it efficiently

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