We have posted news of Windows 7 in the past, but specific details of what to expect are somewhat scarce. One piece of info isn’t, though, the release date. It’s been speculated for a while that 2010 (or -late- 2009) would be the set date, and as it seems, the guess couldn’t have been much closer.
According to a Microsoft e-mail sent to Softpedia, the launch will be three years after the consumer version of Vista, which would put us in a timeline of around January 2010. It’s far too early to speculate whether the OS will drop during that month or not, but I’d be willing to guess it won’t. Vista also had high-hopes of being launched early, but it didn’t happen, so there’s no telling whether the same thing will happen with 7.
Although I’ve disliked Vista for the most part since its launch, I have it installed on my main Windows machine now, and have for a few weeks, and don’t have much issue, so I am impressed there. But, there are still obvious issues, that should have been taken care of pre-launch. So, I’m willing to bet Microsoft will try a bit harder to make sure 7 is easier to deal with at launch than Vista was. We will see…
Microsoft explained that it would deliver Windows 7 three years after the consumers launch of Vista. “We are currently in the planning stages for Windows 7 and development is scoped to three years from Windows Vista Consumer GA. The specific release date will be determined once the company meets its quality bar for release,” a Microsoft spokesperson revealed to Softpedia via email.
Source: Softpedia, Via: Engadget