“Windows 7” Details
While the new features are still under wraps for now, MS did reveal that they plan on adopting a more incremental development approach somewhat similar to that of Apple. It could be argued that MS has already tried this approach as Windows 98 and ME could be considered evolutions of improvements over Windows 95.
While the company provided few details, Windows 7, the next client version of the operating system, will be among the steps taken by Microsoft to establish a more predictable release schedule, according to sources. The company plans a more "iterative" process of information disclosure to business customers and partners, sources said.“