Rumor, rumor, rumors. Microsoft is tight lipped about their upcoming operating system Windows 8 because of the possible impact on Windows 7 sales. What we know about Windows 8 so far is an assortment of indirect official information, from job postings for instance and leaked documents. The majority of news about Windows 8 on the other hand comes from rumors. We have seen some crazy rumors in the past, that Windows 8 would be released in 2011 for instance.
Blogs and other news portals have picked up a story on the Russian website Wzor recently which detailed the Windows 8 development plan up to the retail release data of the operating system.
According to that post, Windows 8 would be available in stores on January 7, 2013.
The development allegedly is scheduled the following way:
Without confirmation that's just another rumor out of the many available that try to pinpoint the release date of the operating system.
It would however coincide well with the projected Windows 8 release three years after the release of Windows 7 which a news post on Microsoft Netherlands' website suggested.
The actual release data is determined by factors that are not under complete control right now, problems during development for instance could delay the release of the operating system. It is however still fair to assume that Windows 8 will not be released before the fourth quarter of 2012.
You can read Mike's editorial on the top: Windows 8 will NOT be out January 7th 2013… Here’s Why
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