Windows 7 Release Date Update Updated

When we recently updated you on the release date for Vista’s successor, currently known as 7, we were a bit skeptical that the ‘slip’ Mr. Gates made was concerning a retail or RTM version.

"It seems that Microsoft is getting the word out that Mr. Gates was indeed referring to some sort of pre-release beta program: “Microsoft wants to chill everyone out with the somber news that its got no plans to introduce Windows 7 any earlier than January 2010 (three years from the launch of Vista)...”

Considering how many times this release date has changed, we don’t expect this to be the final word on the subject.