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Windows 7 In 2009?

Windows 7 In 2009?

The rumored release date of the successor to Vista, dubbed Windows 7, has typically bounced between 2010 and 2011 until Bill Gates let the following slip:

In response to a question about Windows Vista, Gates, speaking before the Inter-American Development Bank here, said: "Sometime in the next year or so we will have a new version." Referring to Windows 7, the code name for the next full release of Windows client software, Gates said: "I'm super-enthused about what it will do in lots of ways."

Mr. Gates was not exactly clear on whether he meant another milestone version such as the one that key Microsoft partners allegedly received recently or something like a beta or candidate release version.
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It was a very general statement by Gates.....he could have meant the project would begin in the next year or so, that the initial BETA would be released in the next year or so, that SP2 for Vista would be released in the next year or so....its just too broad of a statement to know for sure.

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I agree that is is far too broad a statement. My best guess is that he means a Vista SP2. I would welcome a new Windows, however. I'm afraid to go Vista, and although XP is fine for now I would eventually like to go 64-bit, and I haven't heard good things about XP 64-bit.

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 i think to really get windows 7 done right it would take more time

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well they had what 5-6 years to make vista and look at the POS that it is. For spending that much time on an OS it should be doing way more than what Vista is doing now. Vista is like those guys sat on their ass for 4 years and then shat out a OS with some fancy interface that didnt really do anything more than XP other than DX10, and some more annoying features. MS will release its new OS when it will be profitable, and not really any sooner.

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Apparantly early version Windows 7 pictures are looking very much like Vista right now.  Obviously it's in an early stage, but if they are using Vista as ground work then they don't need the long development cycle.

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