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    Possible Release Date ?


    Posted: 15 Dec 2008
    Windows 7 Public Beta Soon


    There have been several reports that indicate that a public beta of Windows 7 would be available in early January. What’s more, according to several sources (ZDNet’s Ed Bott, Internet News.com Andy Patrizio and last week WinInfo’s Paul Thurrott) Windows 7 will ship this summer (a June 2009 shipping date is being mentioned) - way earlier than Microsoft has (so far) indicated.

    Some people are thinking that a June 2009 ship date is not likely. This is roughly 31 months after Vista went RTM (Release To Manufacturing). I’ll just point out that Microsoft shipped Windows XP only 20 months after Windows 2000, so a 31 month development cycle for Windows 7 would certainly be a possibility. Most people will remember the painful Windows Vista development cycle, which took 63 months from the day Windows XP went RTM to its own RTM. Microsoft is determined not to let that happen again.

    One should also keep in mind that the changes from Windows Vista to Windows 7 are comparable to the changes Microsoft made when it went from Windows 2000 to Windows XP, so although the beta cycle for Windows 7 looks to be very short, it looks plausible.

    Source : www.windowsbbs.com
    Barman58's Avatar Posted By: Barman58
    15 Dec 2008



  1. Posts : 2,899
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       #1

    i think MS had a too long Dev cycle with vista (not that it wasnt needed for a next generation OS which really is..)
    i think as we look at past trends i think one of the main reasons vista "failed" in the begining to capture most of the market share is because MS took to long in their dev cycle and out came out a product with missing bits....
    if MS delivers W7 with stability that these alpha's have... it dosent even have to be feature complete...
    just a few necessary things on the desktop (i wouldnt call aero necessary but its a nice touch...lol
    (maybe a First time Wizard so that users have the Choice of what to download (IM's is an example) in the beginning it would be beneficial to everyone except the server maintainers...lol
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    The problem with this is that a lot of people were going gaga over Longhorn - and then M$, for whatever reason, decided to cut out features that were most appreciate in Longhorn and deliver us Vista.
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    johngalt said:
    The problem with this is that a lot of people were going gaga over Longhorn - and then M$, for whatever reason, decided to cut out features that were most appreciate in Longhorn and deliver us Vista.

    i also think they promised too much....
    way too much...
    and when it came out over hyped...
    well you know...
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    But the reason that they promised 'too much' is because they took things out.
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    johngalt said:
    But the reason that they promised 'too much' is because they took things out.
    yeah but they never mentioned (or at least i dont remember) that that many features where removed....

    the one that annoyed me the most was the boot screen....lol
    and the ability of not changing it (in x64) easily without *paid* software
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    As much as I'd like to get the finished product, I'd rather wait and have the *finished* product than have it come out early with stuff missing.

    Gary
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       #7

    Hello!

    Gary makes the best point. I too want it complete....
















    Later Ted
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    Would be nice if they released it in June, hope its on the 21st
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       #9

    Hi All

    To be totally honest I don't think M$ can afford to release Windows 7 as any thing other than "finished". With all the FUD that has affected Vista (even though it was untrue), Windows 7 has to have the WOW and work out of the box. The cryptic "Windows 7 will be released when it's finished" from M$ is IMHO a hint that they won't rush this release, although with the quality of what we've seen so far they may well beat the official target of first quater 2010, which would be another plus
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