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    It’s Official: Windows 8 Will Drop On October 26th

    APS Jul 18, 2012

    1. APS

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    2. iPhonefreak

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      I am curious about this! I am wanting to get it on launch day, but I am unsure if I should. You never know about windows.
       
    3. VirusZero

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      I don't think I'll get Windows 8... I'll probably pass on it and look for Windows 9 (or update to a new laptop with Windows 7 now). The new interface that 8 has looks, to be honest, like a terrible idea for a desktop. It'd work great for a tablet or smartphone where users don't have a mouse and keyboard. But forcing the same interface to a desktop looks awkward and will probably be confusing for most people. Plus I don't see the point in having the second interface on a desktop, when I'm using a desktop computer I want the standard desktop interface (with the background, my start button, my installed programs icons and whatever else I put on my desktop) and switching back and forth between them seems pointless to me.

      I think Microsoft is taking a real gamble on this and I don't think it's going to pay off because they made too many changes and a lot of them are backwards and silly and fly in the face of a desktop usage.
       
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      I'm definitely interested in trying it. I've been tempted to download and dual boot the release preview in the past, but never got round to doing it.

      I was contemplating buying it, but I'll probably just wait till it's available for download on MSDNAA (nice student perk).
       
    5. HaZe

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      The official release of Windows 8 is supposed to be on October 26, 2012. Anyone gonna get it or tried the demo yet?

      I'm thinking of burning it on a CD once it comes out, but I may just stick with Windows 7 EDIT: I didn't see APS's thread, please delete this one :(