Windows 8 build 7959 - First 64-bit leak

Windows 8 build 7959 - First 64-bit leak

Summary: A few days ago a 64-bit Windows Server 8 build was leaked onto the internet and a number of you have been firing questions at me regarding this build.

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  • RE: Windows 8 build 7959 - First 64-bit leak

    hmmmz. screenshots show server 2008 r2. wth?
    iamapc
    • not much to see

      So it's a new kernel and some new under the covers stuff, they haven't touched the interface yet. This is still very new.
      PepperdotNet
      • I do not think we should assume ...

        @Pepper.dot.Net ... that Windows 8 is a new kernel! It probably is a a ".x" release above NT 6.1 (just as Win 7 is NT 6.1 and Vista was NT 6.0) so ... Windows 8 will probably be built on NT 6.2.
        M Wagner
      • RE: Windows 8 build 7959 - First 64-bit leak

        @Pepper.dot.Net <br>This is OBVIOUSLY fake.<br>Here are the system requirements for windows 7, fully tested and released:<br>If you want to run Windows 7 on your PC, here's what it takes: 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)<br>Notice: TWO (2) gigs of ram for a 64 bit system (which we're supposedly shown here). This system has 512 megs. So you think that a buggy non tested non released version would even ALLOW you to start the install, much less actually let you in the system after a successful install?<br>People are so naive these days, but enjoy your super duper 'new kernel'.<br>-TChopard<br>Sources for the non believers: <a href="http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/system-requirements" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/system-requirements</a>
        tchopard
      • RE: Windows 8 build 7959 - First 64-bit leak

        @Pepper.dot.Net Not a new kernel, the NT operating system is just propaly getting a new release like to be a 6.2. Microsoft is not so stupid to develop a new microkernel to NT as it would mean (almost) every possible device driver would need to be rewritten again like happened with NT 6.0 when MS re-organized NT operating system around from 5.2 version.
        Microsoft had huge project called MinWin where they removed all non-OS parts from NT to get its memory footprint smaller and after MinWin project, it was about 40Mb. The results of MinWin Project was taken in use NT 6.1 what is the NT operating system version used in Windows 7 system.

        Microsoft will not go again trough the same project as MinWin was when they got NT operating system correctly rebuild and size of few % what it use to be in earlier versions.

        Windows 8 will be more about new GUI and currently they are developing new middleware features and fixing them. So middleware and GUI parts in the software system are now under work while NT operating system has already gone trough it, successfully.

        NT is good operating system now, and because of HAL, they could easily port it to ARM architecture. But it is not just enough as they need to recompile middleware, application programs and GUI's to run on new architecture.

        Microsoft could now easily with after NT 6.1 version to release a "Mini-Windows" system what would take less than 64 RAM, offer a good GUI with effects and basic support for DirectX etc. But it would not be wise as OEM's and hardware manufacturers would need to drop developments...
        Fri13
  • RE: Windows 8 build 7959 - First 64-bit leak

    I believe someone has tried to decieve us with Photoshop!
    mjmelone
  • RE: Windows 8 build 7959 - First 64-bit leak

    Frame 11 is win.
    fer.paredesb@...
  • RE: Windows 8 build 7959 - First 64-bit leak

    yawn...
    What now?
    A new, improved Aero interface?
    "Focus groups, given a choice between higher price or same functionality (and more fluff) have overwhelmingly chosen same functionality..."

    LEAVE THE DAMN THING ALONE!
    radu.m
  • RE: Windows 8 build 7959 - First 64-bit leak

    Nothing new here. Waste of time.
    SaintJames
  • RE: Windows 8 build 7959 - First 64-bit leak

    Not sure what to think here...
    TechGuyChris
  • RE: Windows 8 build 7959 - First 64-bit leak

    I hear ZDnet has a new opening in the Windows 8 blogging department.. LOL!
    webman_1_2000@...
    • RE: Windows 8 build 7959 - First 64-bit leak

      @webman_1_2000@... LMMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO......
      nijee
    • RE: Windows 8 build 7959 - First 64-bit leak

      @webman_1_2000@...

      :-D Thanks for the laughter! I needed that!
      Awahili Guni
  • Windows 8 64 Bit -- Who Cares..

    we have seen in the other 64bit OS's version of Windows and Linux released to date, the various libraries supporting Java are slower than their 32bit counterparts.

    Once the libraries can actual perform competently in the 64 bit space, beat the drums, sing the praise of a 64 bit OS. Until then done bother phoning.
    ronald.warden@...
  • RE: Windows 8 build 7959 - First 64-bit leak

    I still don't know why the h3ll I keep wasting my time looking at fake/crappy postings.

    Sucker me! :(
    nanomartin
  • RE: Windows 8 build 7959 - First 64-bit leak

    Leak it?s a bunch of bull Microsoft probably just fed us enough to tease us if this is so secret how did it get out ?
    Timberwolf76275
  • ssc73

    Just me? Or was this not essentially Server R2?? What's a single reason to believe this is a leaK?
    ssc@...
  • RE: Windows 8 build 7959 - First 64-bit leak

    I wonder what do you get out of this hoax?

    A seriously not funny stuff.
    tarzanthedj
  • RE: Windows 8 build 7959 - First 64-bit leak

    gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa..nhjh
    muloabu2008