Vista successor scheduled for a H2 2009 release?

"Windows 7, previously code-named Blackcomb Vienna, has reportedly been shipped to key partners as a "Milestone 1""

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Vista successor scheduled for a H2 2009 release?
 
According to reports from credible industry sources, Microsoft has released 'Milestone1" code for Windows Vista's successor, Windows 7, to key partners for validation purposes. A roadmap mentioned by our source indicates that Microsoft are looking to have Windows 7 introduced by as early as the 2H of 2009.
 
While it has generally been believed that Windows 7 was scheduled for a 2010 debut, Microsoft has revised the roadmap and apparently moved up the release date by a few months: A recently distributed roadmap of the OS lists a release to manufacturing in H2 2009. Microsoft declined to comment on this date.

The current M1 drop is available to Microsoft partners in English only and has shipped in x86 and x64 versions. An interesting feature that has been highlighted by Microsoft is the ability of the M1 software to handle a heterogeneous graphics system consisting of multiple graphics cards from different vendors. A new version of the Media center is already integrated in this software, but supports PC speakers only at this time.

If Microsoft will be able to keep the H2 2009 RTM (and most likely) release date in place, the company will have two busy. The M2 code drop is currently scheduled for April/May 2008, M3 will follow in the third quarter. The dates for the first Beta and the release candidate are still listed as “To be determined” but it doesn’t take much to see that the first beta versions could become available a year from now.
 
Details on Vista's successor are sketchy to say the least, but there has been reports of an inclusion of touch screen features and a significantly smaller kernel.
 
Do we need a successor to Vista in the very near future, especially considering the teething problems that Microsoft have had so far?
 
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13-01-2008, 12:24:22

Socks
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13-01-2008, 12:41:37

nepas
looks nice mate,when i can get the balls i will paint my rig(after reading you were drunk,that just makes me feel even more lazy)

good job though

13-01-2008, 12:51:23

Socks
its easy man...just do like i did...find the paint colour you want... buy a load of masking tape...cover the bits you wanna keep the same colour and spray away. lots of light coats i find is the best...took me about 3 days from the case arriving to finished assembly. And its definitely worth it. Plus you get a great looking case that no one else has...XD

Give it a shot..practice on something first though. just a piece of wood will do. Short sharp bursts...it will look good. trust.

13-01-2008, 12:53:48

nepas
the painting dosnt bother me(have sprayed enough cars and parts to learn that),its the having to take the pc apart that is the bit thats holding me back,lol

13-01-2008, 12:53:57

Ham
Looks fantastic man. Nice job.

Just, as i said, be cearful not to knock off that res!

13-01-2008, 12:57:03

Socks
ham, tis on the le desk...it wont be getting knocked. PLus im looking for another new case already... Lian Li FTW!!!. Just want something strong and sturdy. My bros already going to be having this case when i get a new one...just thrown my old one in the attic incase something comes up.,

And yeah man i see what you mean..taking the comp apart for modding is boring but well worth it. I have no other better way of spending my time so sod it...ripping my comp apart is usually a weekly occurance.
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