“Windows 7”, Eh?

Purported Windows 7 screenshot
Purported Windows 7 screenshot, taken from

More will be revealed at the upcoming PDC (Professional Developers Conference) and WinHEC (Windows Hardware Engineering Conference), but for now, we know the name of the next version of Windows: Windows 7. The only other hint that Mike Nash drops in his post on the Vista team blog is that the goal for this version is to:

“stay firmly rooted in our aspirations for Windows Vista, while evolving and refining the substantial investments in platform technology in Windows Vista into the next generation of Windows.”

which I interpret as: “It’ll be the Vista we should’ve made.” For their sake, I hope so.

As for the name, it may not be as aspirational or inspirational as “Vista”, but it’s probably a good idea for Microsoft to adopt an “under-promise and over-deliver” strategy.

3 replies on ““Windows 7”, Eh?”

No doubt Bob, that image totally looks like a MAC OS with that bottom panel. I’m just curious why they’re jumping to 7 so quickly? XP has been around it seems for ages but Vista was around for 2 years at most?

Microsoft has annouced that they here by will have a 3 years release-cycle of the Windows OS.

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