New Windows in 3 years

by admin July 30, 2007 at 3:30 pm

Next version of the ubiquitous desktop OS will be a full-scale upgrade

Microsoft is aiming to release the next version of its desktop operating system, now dubbed Windows 7, in 2010. Few details are yet available regarding the forthcoming platform but reports suggest it may now be a major release instead of the interim update previously planned.

The next version of the Windows client was formerly called Vienna and was intended to be a minor upgrade for Windows Vista. At a recent global sales conference in Florida, Microsoft disclosed it is gearing up for a full-scale upgrade in three years’ time, barring any setbacks during development.

“We are scoping development of Windows 7 to an approximately three-year timeframe, with the specific release date ultimately determined by meeting our quality bar,” Microsoft said.

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