It looks as if Microsoft is now contradicting comments from their chairman Bill Gates. Gates originally had said that Windows 7 may be shipping as early as 2009. A Microsoft spokesman, though, as come out and said:
“We are currently in the planning stages for Windows 7 and development is scoped to three years from Windows Vista consumer.”
Since Vista came out in 2007, that would put Windows 7 into 2010. This was revealed in an email sent to Information Week.
Windows 7 is currently in the very initial phases of development under the codename Blackcomb. The fact that so many are already looking forward to Windows 7 is testament to the relative failure of Vista to impress, well, anybody.
Personally, I’m not waiting for Windows 7 for anything more than curiosity. For me, the big question will be:
Did Microsoft learn anything from the Vista debacle?
We shall see.
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