Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Microsoft: Windows 7 set for 2010, not 2009

updated 07:50 am EDT, Tue April 8, 2008

Windows 7 due 2010

Microsoft chief Bill Gates recently indicated that Windows 7 would see store shelves sometime in 2009, but today the company hurriedly retracted the statement, saying Gates was most likely referring to developer seeds. Microsoft restated that its intended release schedule for Windows 7 would be from three years of Vista's launch, placing it some time during 2010. During an interview, Gates allegedly said that Windows 7 would be released "sometime in the next year or so."

Windows 7 is expected to consist of a brand new code base, which reportedly requires a Mac OS-like Classic layer to ensure functionality with earlier applications.

Late last week, Microsoft also announced it would continue to sell Windows XP Home through OEM PC manufacturers, ideally to prevent Linux from taking over the low-cost PC market. Vista's specifications are too rich for light-load PCs like the Asus EeePC and Intel Classmate.

[via InformationWeek]



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Razer Taipan mouse

The list of gaming devices is growing larger with each passing day. A large number of companies have entered the gaming input arena, a ...

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS

Every computer with a microphone or headphone port has one -- a digital to analog converter (DAC). There are nearly as many chipsets a ...

D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Home automation fans have been getting their fair share of gadgets and accessories in the last few years. Starting with light bulbs, a ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News