Is Windows Seven Scheduled For A H2 2009 Release?

Thu, Jan 17, 2008


According to Windows 7, also known as codename Blackcomb or Vienna, has already been shipped to key partners as a Milestone 1. Tgdaily also say they’ve recieved a roadmap that indicates Windows 7 will be released in the second half of 2009.

This means a beta version of Windows 7 will be ready in a year from now…

I won’t hold my breath. I’ve seen a few versions of Windows delayed by several months or more. With the changes in Windows 7 there are bound to be delays.

So what are the big changes in Windows 7? Not many details about Windows 7 has surfaced yet but some say it will feature a new kernel, known as MinWin. With the new kernel Windows 7 will only take up 40 MB of memory. I know I know some Linux experts will probably say: “40 MB pffffftttt… That’s still way too much”, but for me and a lot of other Windows users it’s a big improvement.

Besides the kernel improvement the only other known feature is touchscreen support.

So are you holding your breath? Or are you content with your Mac Air?


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Dennis Bjørn Petersen - who has written 398 posts on The Beta News.

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  • iCalvyn:
    Yeah it's pretty fast, but let's wait and see. I doubt it will be ready for sale next year.

    I've seen sites that collect signatures and plan on handing them in in order for Microsoft to keep support Windows XP.

    So Emma you could be in luck ;)
  • so fast another new version coming out, really hard to follow...
  • Windows 7, I'm still using XP, and ignoring the Vista on my laptop. Thanks, this is the first time I've heard of Windows 7. You really are cutting edge. :smile:
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