Yep, you heard that right. Just announced yesterday the folks in Redmond are steaming full ahead for the next iteration of Windows which will simply be called..Windows 7. After all these crazy naming schemes, could they not have done this since the beginning (kinda like the Mac OS series names)? I have a feeling this move has something to do with getting away from the Windows Vista name as quickly as possible, as they seem to not be able to get out from the constant negative attention this OS is getting. Although from leaked screen shots this looks a lot like Vista, the code base will be the same with some tweaks. I’ll bet the marketing team will be ramping up the idea that this isn’t even related to its predecessor and is a completely new OS, although under the hood it isn’t.
Other sites are also reporting that this may be released even sooner than 2010, which is only speculation at this point on that date, possibly even in June 2009. Yeah right, thats a good one. Since when has Microsoft been on time for any major release? The betas for Windows 7 will be released shortly during some upcoming developer conferences so I’m curious to see what things have changed. Call me skeptical unless I’m convinced otherwise. I knew there was a reason to wait just a little while longer with Windows XP!