Tuesday, April 8th 2008

Windows 7 Back to the Original 2010 Release Schedule

Microsoft is now backing off comments by chairman Bill Gates that the next version of Windows could be available as early as next year. "We are currently in the planning stages for Windows 7 and development is scoped to three years from Windows Vista consumer" general availability, a Microsoft spokesman said in an e-mail Friday to InformationWeek. Windows Vista was released to consumers in late January 2007. That means Windows 7 would not be released until January 2010, regardless of the fact that Bill Gates told Windows 7 may be released "sometime in the next year [2009] or so". Microsoft said Gates may have been referring to trial versions of Windows 7. "As is standard with the release of a new product, we will be releasing early builds of Windows 7 prior to its general availability as a means to gain tester feedback," the spokesman said. "We're not sharing additional information at this time," the spokesman added.Source: InformationWeek
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14 Comments on Windows 7 Back to the Original 2010 Release Schedule

#1
imperialreign
So, to clarify, and to make sure I interpret this correctly:


WIN 7 beta - 2009
WIN 7 RC - 2010
WIN 7 alpha - 2010.5
WIN 7 alpha SP1 - 2011
WIN 7 alpha SP2 -2011
WIN 7 alpha SP3 -2011.5
WIN 7 beta 2.1 - 2011.75
WIN 7 alpha 2 - 2012

sound about right? :p
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#2
a111087
I knew it, but i never told this to anyone. So, here you go:
I should have told you so then I could say "I told you"!
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#3
farlex85
I don't get it. Perhaps I am still naive, but when the chairman of a huge company releases a statement, I don't expect it to be taken back just a couple of days later. Was this some kind of marketing subliminal priming or something? Crap.
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#4
Megasty
Its just too funny, not to say that I took that announcement with a grain of salt, well maybe I took it with 2 or 3 grains considering all of the painful longhorn releases that turned up b4 vista graced our DVD drives.
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#5
ITman
Bill Gates has one foot out the door already what with only few months left until July when he steps down. So he probably doesn't even have the whole picture anymore. Or possibly he wanted to prop up MS stock prices since they took a beating after the Yahoo announcement.

Either way, neither 2009 no 2010 seems realistic if history is something to go by..
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#6
Dangle
Come on people... There has never been a piece of software in the history of Earth that has actually released on time. Give MS a break.
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#7
BumbRush
by: Dangle
Come on people... There has never been a piece of software in the history of Earth that has actually released on time. Give MS a break.
what about windows ME i think it was on time....and look how that turned out :P
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#8
bokis
A year is now years, as always their gona be delays and this is not gona be the last :rolleyes:
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#9
candle_86
should be the last, Windows 7 has been in the works since 2003 in ernest and dates back to the Cairo and Odessy/Neptune projects of the 90's. Also incase yall where not aware Windows 7 builds are out already, known as M1. Ive already signed up for the beta program and when the first beta's start going out to the testers next year ill get yall some screenshots.

wet your appitie on these till then

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/win7_6519.asp
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#10
Triprift
Suprise suprise didnt see that one coming what do they when somethings to good to be true it most likely is.
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#11
EastCoasthandle
The sensationalism is amazing. Here read the quote:
We are currently in the planning stages for Windows 7 and development is scoped to three years from Windows Vista consumer"
This is not an indication of a product release time. As a matter of fact it only explains the development scope for windows 7 and it's interpreted as tentative not a definite. This does not mean a release date of 2010. :p
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#12
Nitro-Max
ahhh well i get to use xp longer.:)
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#13
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Sounds about right. Guess they must have heard some backlash on the quick release, much like some of the comments made on here.
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#14
FatForester
This is how it was to begin with. People decided to make a story where there wasn't one.
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