Rumor: Windows 8 Going RTM in 2012

Russian website WZOR has somehow acquired an internal Microsoft roadmap/documentation that reveals the Redmond company’s plans for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2008. Based on the “leaked” information, consumers may see Windows 8 in early January 2013.

According to the roadmap. Microsoft will commence development of Windows 8 Milestone 3 (M3) in March. Following M3, the company will release two public beta milestone builds in Windows 8’s development. Microsoft will then develop and distribute the Release Candidate (RC) followed by the Release To Manufacturing (RTM) build reportedly three months later. Finally, as previously stated, Windows 8 will reach the General Availability (GA) phase on Monday, January 7, 2013.

As for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, the roadmap reveals that Service Pack 2 has been in the works since fall of 2010, and is expected to arrive in mid-2012. The report did not indicate what the upcoming service pack will bring to both platforms.

As reported Thursday, Windows 8 surfaced in an NDA presentation, revealing an App Store that will enable users to run apps in full-screen, and re-download previously-purchased apps that may have been lost due to system failure or hard drive reformatting. Other reports have indicated that Windows 8 will be modular in nature so that the OS can work on desktops and notebooks as well as mobile devices. Windows 8 will also supposedly be heavily cloud-based, possibly storing cloud-based user accounts, system backup files, and more.

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New 11.6 inch MacBook Air Coming with MCP89 Chipset

A report from CNET states they have confirmed details on a new 11.6 inch MacBook Air that is slated for launch by Apple next week at the October 20th “Back to Mac” event. The device is expected to have an Nvidia MCP89 chipset, which is the same as the current MacBook Pro. While a price... Read More…

A report from CNET states they have confirmed details on a new 11.6 inch MacBook Air that is slated for launch by Apple next week at the October 20th “Back to Mac” event. The device is expected to have an Nvidia MCP89 chipset, which is the same as the current MacBook Pro. While a price is not known as of yet, the site claims the new MacBook Air will debut for less than the currently available $1499 model.

Our friends over at AppleInsider are also reporting this story, and saying the device will weight as little as 2.7lbs, and may include the “first CPU microprocessors from AMD to find their way inside a Mac“.

[CNET via 9to5Mac]

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