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Windows 7 could be launched by December 2009 says Microsoft

Windows 7 could be launched by December 2009 says Microsoft
Monday 10 Nov 2008 [9:14]

Windows 7, Microsoft's next operating system, could be set to launch by Christmas time 2009. Last Thursday, at Microsoft's Win HEC conference, Doug Howe, a director at Microsoft seemed to confirm this during a presentation.

Given that the beta version of the operating system should be ready before this forthcoming Christmas; this seems like a reasonable time frame. "The holiday focus is going to be on 7" said Doug Howe.

The current stance Microsoft have on Windows 7 had been that the operating system be launched by September 2010, more than three years after Windows Vista was released.

By slashing the "time to market" of Vista's successor, Windows 7, Microsoft look like they are finding a way to bring them back into the limelight and wipe out any criticisms that Vista attracted.

£300 million was committed in a massive advertising campaign to improve the general perception of its current operating system.

Requiring a maximum of 8GB of disk space, Windows 7 looks to be completely different from Vista, being faster, simpler and less bloated.

Leon Braginski, Microsoft senior lead program manager, announced during the WinHEC conference that Windows 7 will run on netbooks and that 16 GB worth of storage should be enough.

Although he did not reveal whether Microsoft will be releasing a Windows 7 specifically for Netbooks, he did confirm that Windows 7 will not be support booting from USB flash drives (but will allow from SSD).


Windows 7 could be launched by December 2009 says Microsoft
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