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Windows 8 Says Stop to Start, Dates Rumors Bandied

Financial analysts think they know when Windows 8 will ship. According to the latest scuttlebutt, there will be a release candidate (another term for a late, late beta) this June, a release-to-manufacturing version (this means it is ready to go if no show-stopping bugs are found) a month or two later and then we should all be able to buy a finished version in September or October.

What funny about these reports citing unnamed sources? This is pretty much what Microsoft watchers have been saying all year.

The same unnamed source was apparently told Win 8 won't have a Start button. Isn't that something many of you Redmond Reader have been harping on these past months?

Hmmm. I have to admit I'm still a mite bit confused over the state of Start. Does the Desktop interface have Start or is it just plumb gone? You tell me at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 04/02/2012 at 1:19 PM


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