Its official - Microsoft is recruiting newengineers for the follow up to , currently named Windows 8. The job description states Microsoft needs engineers with minimum of five years of industry experience, and an engineering degree or greater in Computer Science or related technical fields.
The official statement reads "We just finished up work on , and are pushing forth on Windows 8 planning and preparation," the description read. "There are opportunities to work on a number of hard problems, including third-party application updating, updating virtual machines while they’re turned off (turns out this is pretty hard!), and delivering full applications, among others."
Earlier Robert Morgan, an employee of Microsoft for seven years had 'accidentally' posted details of Windows 8 on his Linkedin profile. He described himself as: "Working in high security department for research and development involving strategic planning for medium and long-term projects. Research & Development projects including 128bit architecture compatibility with the Windows 8 kernel and Windows 9 project plan."
Microsoft will release Windows 8 in 128bit, which is a huge leap for OS. , which released on October 22nd came in 64bit and 32bit flavours. The jump to 128bit confirms that Microsoft is banking on computers that use much substantially multi core processors and a buoyant refresh cycle.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed that the firm is working on a client operating system to follow . However details have been kept tightly under wraps. According to Baller the earliest expected date would be 2012 and moreover, details of Windows 9 would also be unveiled in early 2010.
Microsoft begins work on Windows 8 - ZDNet.co.uk
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