Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Dec 2010 23:06 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Windows Amidst all the WikiLeaks hoopla, there's also actual regular news going on. Windows 7 is barely out the door, and we're already dealing with Windows 8, which is indeed being worked on but will not arrive for at least two years. There's some rumours from an Italian website which state that the 64bit version of Windows 8 will have a completely new interface called Wind. Right.
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I call BS
by Ammalgam on Thu 9th Dec 2010 23:58 UTC
Ammalgam
Member since:
2010-12-09

I call BS on most of these rumors for the following 2 reasons.

2012 is too soon.
3d interface has no business value right now
microsoft have never forced consumers to make any types of hardware changes

http://www.windows8update.com

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RE: I call BS
by fran on Fri 10th Dec 2010 10:02 in reply to "I call BS"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

But no
New releases of Windows always drive an upgrade cycle.
Windows 7 maybe not so much because Windows 7 is really a premium Vista service pack.

Look at a non-os related example

PC gaming for instance. Slumped.
2007 was the last great year for must upgrade graphic cards with Crysis and Oblivion 4 before that.
Now that $100 graphics cards works just fine.
You can play all games with that. I do.
Hardware partners/vendors are not happy. Studio's is developing games for Xbox's and PS3 with a PC port. Not the other way around. This games is thus designed to be played on a 256mb videocard.
High End graphics cards upgrades has become..sort of driven by foolishnes, sorry to say.
But hey it's your money.

Microsoft is trying to keep hardware vendors happy and a rumoured game from Microsoft studio is in the works to drive very high end graphics cards.

Windows follow this analogy.

Edited 2010-12-10 10:06 UTC

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RE[2]: I call BS - games
by jabbotts on Fri 10th Dec 2010 13:01 in reply to "RE: I call BS"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Last interview with a game development house that I read actually discussed the "pc gaming is dead" claims. This rumour gets kicked around year after year yet the game company interviewed has increased profits year over year.

"PC gaming is dead" seems more an excuse used by companies that have already decided not to produce a PC build of their latest title.

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RE[2]: I call BS
by lucas_maximus on Sun 12th Dec 2010 15:47 in reply to "RE: I call BS"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

New releases of Windows always drive an upgrade cycle.

Windows 7 maybe not so much because Windows 7 is really a premium Vista service pack.


Most corps have skipped Windows Vista and are going to move from XP to 7.

Secondly Windows 7 is not a Vista with a service pack slapped on. http://www.osnews.com/story/22501/Microsoft_Kernel_Engineers_Talk_A...

Considering Microsoft actually removed features and gave the UI the biggest overhaul since Windows XP, I think that is a pretty significant change.

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