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Vista successor, Windows 7 to be released next year?


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#1 SharmanNet

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 07:32 AM

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A recently-release roadmap for the next major Window release – Windows 7 – indicates that Microsoft is planning to release the new operating system in the second half of 2009, rather than the anticipated release date of some time in 2010.

There are apparently three “milestone” builds planned for 2008, and the first one – M1 – has already shipped to key partners for code validation. M1 is for the English language build only, but is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Microsoft has announced that Windows 7 will most likely be the last Windows operating system available in 32-bit, and given the rapid advances Windows Vista is making in the 64-bit computing market, this seems a sensible decision.

M2 should ship around April/May, and M3 some time in the third quarter of 2008. There’s no available roadmap information about further milestone, beta or release candidate builds, except the updated RTM release date of H2 2009.

If Windows 7 is released in the second half of 2009, this will be three years after Windows Vista which went RTM in November 2006. A three-year major product cycle would take the Windows operating system out of cycle with Windows Server, which is on an approximate four-year cycle.

News source: APC Mag

#2 Preath

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 01:52 PM

Cool, cant wait for it :P
When i came to " this will be three years after Windows Vista which went RTM in November 2006." - it doesnt feel like it has gone 2 years already :o

#3 pm_41

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 04:47 PM

wtf? Windows 7 already?! I just got Vista!

Microsoft is going too fast compared to XP.

#4 Johnnyboy

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 05:07 PM

LOL, finally the real Longhorn is going to be launched..

#5 Fraxtil

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 12:05 AM

Can't wait for the M1 testers to post some screenshots! ^_^

#6 pm_41

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 01:22 AM

I can't wait for the public beta!

#7 Jerzee

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 03:25 AM

People who seen the milestone one said the UI is much like Vista with some minor cosmetic differences.The sidebar is now integrated into the taskbar and theres some new gadgets,also some apps like notepad amd paint now use WPF.But remember this is a early build,I remember seing videos of longhorn in 2005 and being blown away,what did we end up with?Vista,not to knock Vista but I really liked the longhorn concept,and WinFS looked to change alot more then just the UI which is all vista really did.

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#8 devnet

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 05:59 PM

its good but bad, i thing vista itself even not get fully compatible with applications, most driver problem and all. if they are going to release another os within short period of time then it will look like kinda service pack or update of vista. and also can they fix those bugggggs...............
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:woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: never mind, i love microsoft :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

#9 Myst Exodus

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 09:40 PM

looks fake <_<

#10 Seventh Surfer

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 10:07 PM

Screenshot on that website is fake. Here are the original screenshots:
http://www.winmatrix...showtopic=16771

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