Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jun 2008 04:58 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Windows We already know some of the directions Windows 7 will be exploring: a system-wide multitouch user interface framework, a focus on performance, all while building on top of the groundwork Windows Vista has laid out. While off-hand remarks have been made concerning the operating system's release date, it appears Microsoft now formalised the release date of Windows 7.
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Windows 7 SP1 - late 2010, early 2011?
by DevL on Wed 25th Jun 2008 05:13 UTC
DevL
Member since:
2005-07-06

"Assuming this letter can be seen as an official communiqué, this means we have Windows 7 in our hands in 18 months."

Even so, no-one in his or her right mind will install before SP1 which means an additional 6-12 months. That timeframe puts Windows 7 squarely against Ubuntu 10.4 LTS (+patches) and a very stable Snow Leopard. Not the competition I'd enjoy if I were to try to sell Vista 2.0.

DISCLAIMER: I haven't upgraded all my Macs to Leopard yet as 10.5.3 is the first version of Leopard I consider to be stable enough. Going for the initial release of any OS is not a good idea in my book.

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

If that is the case, any reviews of Vista before SP1 should be ignored, since those people were obviously not in their right minds, right?

You are right about waiting for SP1 in terms of businesses, but they don't use OSX or Ubuntu anyways.

Edited 2008-06-25 17:41 UTC

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DevL Member since:
2005-07-06

If that is the case, any reviews of Vista before SP1 should be ignored
Absolutely not! Any full release is fair game to review/flame/hack to pieces.

since those people were obviously not in their right minds, right?
Honestly? For a number of reasons I actually don't think it's wise to use a fresh-of-the-presses OS, business or no business.

You are right about waiting for SP1 in terms of businesses, but they don't use OSX or Ubuntu anyways.
Well...times are changing. :-)

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