Two-year wait for Windows 8, MS blurts
Console yourself with a Windows 7 SP
A posting on Microsoft's Dutch site suggests we'll have to wait until 2012 for the next release of Windows.
Microsoft declined to comment and the message was rapidly deleted, but was grabbed by Ina Fried at CNet and a host of bloggers.
The post, celebrating the first birthday of Windows 7, said that Microsoft was hard at work on Windows 8 but the release was about two years away.
In place of the offending paragraph the Dutch site now says that Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is currently in testing and will be released in the first six months of next year.
Microsoft might still be an expert in making cash but is perceived as failing to innovate, or to cash in on that innovation, compared to a renewed Apple and an ever-expanding Google.
Windows 8 will have a heavy burden to carry - Ballmer recently said it would be the company's riskiest ever release. ®
Stop changing the interface all the fucking time. I can't do my fucking job without re-educating myself about WHERE to click. I don't care if hardware architecture dictates you constantly selling new versions of the same product - stop fucking up how it works.
Dear Mr Ballmer,
Could you please:
1. Make sure that 8 comes with a fully working VM type XP compatibility mode? Including hardware accelerated graphics and cut n paste in and out of the VM? Make really sure it works properly.
2. Go back to the drawing board and design a modern operating system from the top down. Make a list of all the things that were wrong in Win95 that are STILL wrong, and fix them.
In this way, you can have support for old software, and finally fix the blundering kludgefest that is windoze.
Don't worry MS take as long as you like ..........
Having not quite got around to Windows 7, but having got rid of Vista on the house desktop, with any luck soon to be followed by the Laptop.
The sheer affront of charging me for Vista SP1 (aka Windows 7) has now driven me to desperation and Linux.
MS can do what they like as far as I am concerned. Windows 7 ... 8 what ever, it's not like most commercial companies are still using XP or anything.