Friday, March 28, 2008

Microsoft is all set to release its next PC operating system after Windows Vista, internally coded as "7", within the next three years.

The company is busy working out details of the new Windows version, 7, according to several sources cited by news reports. So far Microsoft has not provided any details about the new operating system by the company. The sources also said that Microsoft is planning to announce a "predictable release schedule" for Windows 7. Microsoft may disclose a more "iterative" process of information disclosure to business customers and partners.

Microsoft took almost five years to develop and ship the Windows Vista, the latest offering from Microsoft. Windows Vista was shipped to businesses in November 2006 and to consumers in January 2007.

Just like Windows Vista, Microsoft will ship Windows 7 in both consumer and business versions. Windows 7 will also be available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Microsoft also confirmed that the company is planning to complement Vista with a subscription version, but declined to provide neither the specifics nor the timeframe.

At the moment, the company is working on the Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista, which is expected before the end of 2007.

Microsoft usually gives codenames for its flagship operating systems before release. Windows Vista was earlier codenamed Longhorn when it was in the development phase. Windows 7 was earlier known by the code name Vienna. Microsoft is hoping that the development of Windows 7 will be over by 2010 and will announce a specific release date when it is sure that the quality bars are met.


Visu said...

I think the name is "Vienna".
And whatever microsoft does it will be sure crap. Bhaskars.

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