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Submission + - Windows 8 is coming in 2012 (

swandives writes: Microsoft's next version of the Windows operating system, dubbed Windows 8, will debut in 2012, company CEO Steve Ballmer told an audience of software developers in Tokyo.

Lots of people have pegged 2012 as the year for the next Windows release, but it is the first time that the company has officially confirmed the 2012 date. Ballmers said: "As we look forward to the next generation of Windows systems, which will come out next year, there's a whole lot more coming," according to a transcript of his speech posted to Microsoft's website.

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Windows 8 is coming in 2012

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