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Old May 9, 2008, 12:47 PM
Mars Mars is offline
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It's due out in a couple years, MS plans to stick to about 3 year releases schedules, rather than the 5 year delay between XP and Vista.

Vista isn't garbage, it's the best Windows OS currently available, giving Mac OS 10.5 and modern linux distros a run for their money.

Windows doesn't generally gost $500, Vista Home Premium OEM is available for $100, Windows 7 should be pretty much the same price, particularly after being adjusted for inflation.

Originally Posted by sswilson View Post
Windows 7 is the next version of windows. Originally the plan was for it to be released quite some time in the future, but rumour has it that the folks in the back rooms of Microsoft are working day and night to get it out so that they can put the poor adoption rate of Vista behind them (maybe by Q4 2009).
The release date for Windows 7 has always been late 2009/2010, depending on readiness. This isn't because of the quality or adoption rate of Vista, simply because MS wants to get back to their regular release schedule. XP to Vista had a 5 year delay, prior to this, dating back to 1985, the longest delays were 3.5 years for Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2000 (NT line), and 3 years for Windows 95 to 98 (non-NT line). If Windows 7 comes out in late 2009 to mid-2010, that will be about equal in time to those releases.

Last edited by Mars; May 9, 2008 at 12:55 PM.
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