Windows 7 might rock up in 2009, says MS veep
'Holiday release accomplishable'
A senior Microsoft wonk has hinted that Windows 7 could hit the shelves in time for Christmas.
MS veep Bill Veghte said in an interview with Bloomberg earlier this week that “a holiday release is accomplishable.” However, he declined to comment on whether Vista’s successor could in fact go on sale any earlier.
Some analysts have speculated that Microsoft’s next operating system could land as soon as September.
Meanwhile, a release candidate version of Windows 7 will be made available to Technet and MSDN subscribers tomorrow, while the masses can get their hands on it next Tuesday, 5 May.
Microsoft has also created a new website named TalkingAboutWindows.com in an effort to get developers and sys admins, who haven’t already grabbed a copy of various leaked builds of the OS via a BitTorrent tracker site, to learn more about Windows 7.
"IT professionals can listen as our engineers discuss why certain product decisions and feature trade-offs were made in Windows 7," wrote Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc on Monday. ®
has knobs removed...
no - the knobs are still buying it
When Windows can do this I may think about it
"I thought the whole spin around Windows 7 is that it's actually Vista with a number of the knobs removed??"
Okay, thanks for the correct - I'm sure someone said that Win7 was Vista with:
a. the knobs they forgot about shipped; and
b. the ones that fell off in the meantime hot-glue'd back in place.
And before some idiot says "oh you should have used Ubuntu" - the 8.10 release was bleedin' nightmare to install, I tried four different install disks before finding one that managed to install with the text installer. Some garbage about the disk being damaged despite the disk validation passing everytime. Never had this kind of issue with 8.04
That said, nice to see that 9.04 went on my netbook with no such complaints (other than selecting US keyboard for some inexplicable reason). Maybe I need to stick to x.04 releases. :)
Isn't choice wonderful...