So everyone is going on now about Windows 8 coming out in 2012 so I thought I would throw my hat into the ring.

While I understand that a Microsoft blog alluded to that date, I think it’s just speculation at this point.

Ultimately, Operating System upgrades at their best either:

  1. Solve problems their predecessors did not
  2. Solve problems we did not know were problems

The latter is Apple’s style – giving us things that we didnt know we needed.

Microsoft has traditionally been good about giving us incremental progress. A little here and there. Fixing things that obviously needed fixing…

With the tremendous success of Windows 7, I believe it has complicated the scenario for a quick migration to Windows 8.

Windows 7 works. It works well. It hasn’t even really needed an urgent Service Pack – thats amazing.

Microsoft will need to look long and hard for improvements that will justify asking corporate customers to go through this upgrade cycle again.

My bet is, Windows 8 will come out in 2013/2014.

The timing is based on the amount of time it will take for Windows 7 to have thorough enterprise adoption and how long it will take to have justified, developed and tested upgrades to Windows 7 funtionality.

Thats just me, what do you guys think?

Update: I guess I am on top of my game..This Article confirms what I said earlier today…

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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  • Taz

    Yeah seeing how the media says Armageddon is due in 2012, it doesn’t make much sense to release Windows 8 since any survivors will probably not be very interested in computer upgrades at that time.
    Iā€™m pretty sure they will be occupied in day to day activities, repopulating the planet and cultivating food and all that sort of thing. Clean up after Armageddon will be time consuming, but well worth it to clean out all the Governments, and do away with those ruining the earth and everything. Hopefully we will get it right the next time around.

    • http://www.windows8update.com/ Onuora Amobi

      Well said. As we try to avoid the pillaging hordes of barbarians, Windows 8 may be the least of our problems.

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  • Gee

    yeah i think you are making a point over here.

  • Alanlloyd00

    it will probly beit

    • Alanlloyd00

      more like 2015 2017

      • Tobias

        I hope not…

  • megpie23

    I think the main reason that Windows 7 was so successful is that so many people were chomping at the bit to get rid of Vista. Vista was really just one big alpha release for Windows 7.