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Windows 8 May Get Its Debut Next Month

by Sean P. Aune | December 23, 2010December 23, 2010 8:00 am PST

It seems like Windows 7 only hit the market yesterday, but it has actually been around a year now. Apparently that is long enough for some folks to think it’s time we got a serious look at its successor, better knowns as Windows 8. And would there be any better time to show it off than at the COnsumer Electronics Show (CES) behing held next month in Las Vegas? Doubtful.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is almost ready to remove the veil from the most basic concepts of Windows 7 to give the public a taste of what it can expect two years from now.

Windows 7 logoIf the rumors prove to be true, which Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is known to debut things like this at his CES keynote addresses, it will of course not be a full version of the software. The one feature that is expected to be demonstrated is that Windows 8 may be modular nature. Apparently Microsoft is tired of missing out on so much of the mobile market, so it would seem they have come up with a way to only install the parts of Windows 8 that you would need for any given device. This would allow someone to install it on a lower powered mobile device, but still get the basic features of the latest iteration of the well-known operating system up and running without much hassle.

Windows 8 tablet, anyone?  Of course none of this is confirmed as of yet, but it lines up with other rumors we have heard about what to expect from Microsoft for some time now.

The Consumer Electronics Show is only a few weeks away now, and TechnoBuffalo will be on the ground to report on all of the latest news, and this is one event we for sure won’t be missing out on.

What say you?  Is Microsoft ready to show us Windows 8 already?

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...