Is Microsoft planning launch of Windows 8 in 2012?

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BANGALORE, INDIA: After the successful launch of Windows 7 from the Redmond-based software giant, Microsoft is planning to unveil the next version of user friendly operating system in 2012.


According to Microsoft Netherlands team blog, next operating system, Windows 8 will hit the market in about two years of time. ran it through a translator and this is what it read:

The phasing out of Windows XP, Microsoft is nearing completion. In July 2010, the support for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 stops. Today Microsoft will stop selling Windows XP to PC manufacturers and the aftermarket sales of Windows Vista. For Windows 7, Microsoft Service Pack 1. This service pack is still in the testing phase and is expected in the first half of next year available. The first update of Windows 7 is the new version of Windows Live Essentials ( became available in mid-June. Furthermore, Microsoft is of course the next version of Windows. But it will take about two years before "Windows 8 ‘on the market. The latest news about Windows is available at

However, according to the latest report from itnews, the dutch blog team was quick enough to erase the remark about Windows 8.