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    Windows 8 to RTM first week of August, go on sale late October

    Sources: Windows Team Blog / Windows Server Blog

    Windows 8 will be released to manufacturing the first week of August, and the first PCs running the operating system will go on sale in late October, Microsoft confirmed today.

    The timing is not a surprise. It's within the range of what we expected given the availability of a Release Preview in late May. (Source)
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    If only it were a month earlier I could have Windows Server 2012 ready for use this summer holiday Oh well will have to wait for the next term break - Hyper-V 3.0 here I come.

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    Perfect, who fancys a site wide deployment over summer to fool the staff upon returning in September haha

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    This is pretty much the same release time as Windows 7 (late August)
    However, unlike Windows 7, I wont be rushing to put Windows 8 on my PC any time soon....

    Windows 2012 possibly, when I get the rest of the bits for my new ESX server..

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Perfect, who fancys a site wide deployment over summer to fool the staff upon returning in September haha
    Very tempting

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    Quote Originally Posted by pritchardavid View Post
    Very tempting
    To System Centre!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Perfect, who fancys a site wide deployment over summer to fool the staff upon returning in September haha
    You're a funny guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Perfect, who fancys a site wide deployment over summer to fool the staff upon returning in September haha
    Well for those who have had enough of life I'm sure this would be an innovative way to end your days... death by a thousand biro stabs would certainly be original

    Wouldn't put 8 nor Server 2012 near a production network until there's a good 6-12 months of updates, fixes and documentation behind it.

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    Yay i know what i'm doing for the next year then, same story as windows 7 i think.... 6 months of testing, problem finding and solving then 6 months of updating servers 2012 etc etc etc. Albeit not as bad as 7 as i guess alot of drivers should be compatible as it's essentially the same behind the scenes?

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    I think the staff here would have a heart attack. They still don't like Office 2010 and ask for 2007 back!

    We also have a school inspection next term (it is due) so if i go windows 8, they would most likely hang me

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    Windows 8 can do exactly what Windows Vista did in this school. Be non existent, it can burn in hell.

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    This will be the first Windows OS that I will not be upgrading to!
    I've upgrade to every new OS since 95 - but not this time - I will stick with Windows 7 thank you very much!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobBaxter View Post
    I think the staff here would have a heart attack. They still don't like Office 2010 and ask for 2007 back!

    We also have a school inspection next term (it is due) so if i go windows 8, they would most likely hang me
    Surprised at the lack of love for 2010, the new screen clipping tools impress most people

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    Will Windows 8 be the kickstart for Linux to gain traction on the desktop, it's certainly something I'm beginning to look at more seriously now.

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    When do you think Volume Licencing People will get it. Will it be the same time as RTM?

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