I was very shocked when I found that it has been reported that Windows 7, the operating system succeeding Windows Vista (see http://www.geekonthepc.co.uk/2008/10/30/windows-7-what-do-you-think/) may well be installing while we are eating our Christmas Lunch next year.
Yes, Microsoft has apparently told system and engineering partners that Windows 7 will indeed be ready for Christmas 2009.
The last time that Microsoft actually managed to get Windows ready in time for the Christmas/Holiday season was Windows XP which was launched in October 2001.
Also, it has been rumoured that there will be a BETA on Windows 7 the week before Christmas 2008 and that we’ll have a release candidate by the second quarter of next year.
Do you think Windows 7 will be ready for Christmas 2009? Will you try the BETA this Christmas?
I’ve got my doubts… it’s not like Microsoft has always been perfect with timing!