Windows 8 Public Beta in February – Full Release Date Soon After
Windows 8 is obviously following its mobile cousin to the same fashion outlets in its choice of the grid-like “Metro” interface that first appeared on the company’s Windows Phone 7 software and which has subsequently found its way on to the Xbox 360’s dashboard.
Windows 8 is designed to play nice on Intel PC chips as well as ARM-powered tablets.
According to multiple sources, the Windows 8 public beta will be released in late February next year.
A developer preview of Windows 8 has already been made available for those keen to tinker which is all well and good for them. The exciting thing is that a Windows 8 public beta will be open for everyone to use (not just those developer types) in February. That also gives a strong hint when we might see Windows 8 on the shelves.
You see, for Windows 7 the Big M made it available in January 2009 and then, like a proud parent, officially released it in October, 9 months later.
If Redmond sticks to that
gestation period schedule it means we could well see that February 2012 public beta release, being followed by a full launch of Windows 8 in November. That could also mean that new machines packing the latest Microsoft operating system will be ready for those Christmas lists 😉
Here’s a video to keep you thinking as to whether or not that you’ll love this on your home computer: