Thurrott confirms Windows 8 2012 date but..

Paul Thurrott has basically confirmed the push by MSFT to try and ship Windows 8 3 years from now. He does however have some disturbing news about the approach going forward… “The plan is this: New versions of Windows and Windows Server will ship in lockstep every three years going forward. There won’t be major and minor versions as before, just…

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Things I would like to see in Windows 8 – Part 1 – Faster Start up time

One of the things that has always bugged me about the Windows operating system is how slow the boot up times have been. In fairness to Microsoft, this seems to be something they have started making some progress on. Windows XP took forever to start up. Windows Vista wasn’t that much better but Windows 7 has made real progress. My PC…

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Just what is 128 bit processing anyway for Windows 8?

So there has been a lot of hoopla about 128 bit processing for Windows 8. There has also been speculation that it’s all BS and isnt going to happen. Just what is 128 bit processing anyway? Wikipedia defines it as the following: In computer architecture, 128-bit integers, memory addresses, or other data units are those that are at most 128 bits 16 octets…

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The Windows 8 artwork competition

Well, Windows 7 has come and gone so we are starting to look forward to Windows 8. At Windows8update.com, every month until Windows 8 is released, we will be giving out $250 a month to the best Windows 8 artwork that we receive as an entry on the site. The rules are simple: It must be graphic artwork The work…

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Google chrome os planned for 2010 release

Great article by CTOedge about the upcoming Google chrome OS Google is now open-sourcing the development of the system in a project known as Chromium OS. The Chrome OS code base, user interface experiments and initial design are now free and accessible to the public. Although Google does not expect to have a version of Chrome OS ready for consumers…

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New Windows 8 Theme

Deviant Art is a good source for all custom extra plugins and wallpapers. One Deviant Art user “mufflerexoz” has created a Windows 8 theme for Windows 7. The Windows 8 theme provides lots of new features along with a newly designed interface. It looks very similar to Windows Vista and Windows 7(Great combination) but there are many GUI changes like redesigned…

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Windows 8 release set for 2012?

Microsoft has released two roadmaps at this years Professional Developer’s Conference (PDC 2009) which both seem to suggest a Windows 8 release in 2012. Credit Steven Chapman The roadmaps that Microsoft showcased at the conference show the Microsoft server releases over the years. The…

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NSA worked with Microsoft on Windows 7, will they work on Windows 8 as well?

Interesting article about the NSA and Windows 7. You can read it here. To excerpt.. The National Security Agency (NSA) worked with Microsoft on the development of Windows 7, an agency official acknowledged yesterday during testimony before Congress. “Working in partnership with Microsoft and elements of the Department of Defense, NSA leveraged our unique expertise and operational knowledge of system threats…

Microsoft Job postings for Windows 8 related jobs

The following job descriptions were captured from the Microsoft careers site and basically are the very beginning of trying to glean what Windows 8 technology will hold. Credit to ArsTechnica Senior Program Manager The Internet Information Services (IIS) team is redefining how the web technology stack is delivered to the customers. We are simplifying how developers, IT…

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Interesting..Thurrott says no 128 bit Windows 8

Interesting little snippet I saw on the internets today. I was reading through the  WinInfo Short Takes: Week of November 16 and I saw something very interesting. It was this quote.. Microsoft confirmed this week that it is already well into the planning and preparation stages for Windows 8, but that was a given. Another given: You can forget all…