Microsoft has been very secretive about the next version of its Windows operating system. After the success of Windows 7, everyone is very interested in the next iteration - Windows 8. A few leaks have been the only source of news about Windows 8 till now. A couple of months back we had told you about next generation Windows 8 Prototype computers from Microsoft.
However, a slip up from Microsoft Netherlands have put the release date in October 2010. Microsoft Netherlands published an article to mark the one year anniversary of the Windows 7 launch. The article deals with, well, Windows 7. However, in the last paragraph, this was mentioned:
Verder werkt Microsoft uiteraard aan de volgende versie van Windows. Maar het zal nog zo’n twee jaar duren voordat ‘Windows 8’ op de markt komt.
Translated into English this means
Furthermore, Microsoft is of course the next version of Windows. But it will take about two years before "Windows 8 'on the market.
Two years from now means October 2012. If this is correct and Windows 8 is supposed to be released In October 2012, we should see the first beta in early 2012.