[citation][nom]holy[/nom]About that:http://msftkitchen.com/2009/08/win [...] -2012.html[/citation]
Haha I was thinking that too right when I read that sentence! I remembered seeing this very same diagram a few months back, so I was a little surprised that Tom's would run this story like it was a big announcement made today by MS. Sheesh!
So, a few months after Mr Ballmer says in an interview that they are looking at a 3 ywar period between windows 7 and 8, it appears on a slide, shockingly, scheduled for 2012, 3 years after the windows 7 release... sooo... no plans have changed, all is carrying on as we've been told... what's next? "Today we learnt that water is still wet, ice cream melts whilst you eat try and eat it, and that Adam Sandler is still annoying as hell." y Msftkitchen could have saved a lot of bother by, you know, just looking at the same news as we all do.
Read the first commentators article. This is a server edition not a desktop edition. Considering the last server edition was released in 2008 and they release a new one every 3-4 years this is right on par with the Standard Microsoft release schedule.
i was sticking with my XP SP3 till next year sometime.Sounds like it might not be worth loading up win 7 and seeing it works with all the software i use.by the time that is running and running for not a long time this new windows will just come right out.
Personally this makes me nervous about using Windows 7 in Corporate.
Windows 8 by names convention means new product no an update.
Making windows 7 to 8 the equivilent of jumping from
Windows 98 to NT5.0 (windows 2000/XP)
Windows NT 4.0 to NT 5.0 (windows 2000/XP)
Windows 5.0 to NT 6.0 (Windows Vista NT 6.1/7.0 Windows 7)
These were all nightmarish upgrades lost compatibility and software, will NT 8.0 have the same consequences?
Windows NT 7.0 (Windows 7 is NT 6.1 updated Vista called 7.0 for the hell of it) -> NT 8.0 (Windows 8)
[citation][nom]Cryogenic[/nom]Why would you ever need a "last" version of windows, until 2012 lot's of things will change, new hardware, more cloud computing, more web services, tons of new devices (think Natal) ... You don't have to upgrade Windows every cycle, but that doesn't mean there won't be new things for Microsoft to add to the OS.[/citation]