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Windows 7: More proof that Microsoft wants Windows 7 out in 2009

31 Jan 2009   #1
Slimy

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More proof that Microsoft wants Windows 7 out in 2009

On the Engineering Windows 7 blog this week, Microsoft again noted that it was planning to give the public a Release Candidate of Windows 7 before the final version is ready. In other words, there is not going to be a "Beta 2," and the public would only see one public beta build: Windows 7 build 7000. However, a timeline for these versions is not disclosed: "This post is in no way an announcement of a ship date, change in plans, or change in our previously described process, but rather it provides additional detail and a forward looking view of the path to RTM and General Availability."

The fact that Microsoft is not planning a second beta, that the first beta is the most stable Microsoft has ever given out, and that getting Windows 7 ready in time for the holidays is advantageous has all led to speculation that Microsoft wants Vista's successor out this year. Officially, Microsoft has always said "three years after the general availability of Windows Vista," which was released on January 30, 2007, and that the release date was also dependent on quality. As with any product in beta, enthusiasts have been making predictions all over the place, most in the timeframe of late 2009 to early 2010. Microsoft employees have been making their own predictions, but the cutoff is much earlier in 2009: October 3.

Full Story: More proof that Microsoft wants Windows 7 out in 2009 - Ars Technica


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31 Jan 2009   #2
JerzeyLegend

Windows 7 Build 7277
 
 

I also read that Microsoft wanted Windows 7 coming out sooner because Vista is getting VERY little attention from corporate business. I honestly think we will be using it somewhere from Late 2009 to Early 2010.
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31 Jan 2009   #3
Adamd

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

I am not surprised.

I was expecting it out at the end of 09 anyways...

I did not know it was said it might be out sometime in 2010.

Have to get it out before the holidays!!!
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31 Jan 2009   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Im betting early 2010.
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31 Jan 2009   #5
Slimy

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Im betting early 2010.
I hope you're wrong, Q3 2009 just sounds too good right now :P
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31 Jan 2009   #6
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Id rather they tookk their time to release a rock stable OS instead of the shambles we had at the start of Vista.
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31 Jan 2009   #7
Slimy

Windows 7
 
 

I agree, though I would argue that Windows 7 beta is the most stable beta operating system Microsoft has ever released.
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31 Jan 2009   #8
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I think you would have a hard time finding someone to argue with.

I'd like to see it out before the holidays too, but only if it's finished. I'd rather wait than see it rushed out the door.
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01 Feb 2009   #9
JerzeyLegend

Windows 7 Build 7277
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slimy View Post
I agree, though I would argue that Windows 7 beta is the most stable beta operating system Microsoft has ever released.
Stable or faster? I would say faster, and more stable, but not stable enough.
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