Quote: Originally Posted by LegendaryU2K
They need to focus on Windows 7, instead of worrying about win8. There hasn't even been an official release date for the service pack 1 yet, and they are already talking about win8.
It shouldn't be an issue. Microsoft is still supporting 3 separate consumer versions of Windows, I don't think releasing Windows 8 about 3 years after 7 will be too big of an issue.
Personally I'm wondering about the service pack releases. Let's look at Windows history from NT to today.
NT: 6 service packs
2000: 4 service packs
XP: 3 service packs
Vista: 2 service packs (unknown if a 3rd is coming)
7: no service packs with 1 on the way, after that, who knows?
Each release is more and more refined than the last. Who knows if Windows 8 will even need one after it's been out for a year or two?