UPDATE : The original post reference I made was from the last summer (2007 !). Since that time shipping date was expected a little bit earlier as stated in this more recent post. Sorry for that.
It sounds like Microsoft is aiming to get Windows 7 out earlier than it promised — at least if you believe the company’s CEO.
During his fireside chat with Chairman Bill Gates at the D6 conference on May 27, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer acknowledged that Microsoft was aiming to deliver Windows 7 in late 2009.
ORIGINAL POST :
Windows Seven now has an official ship target — 2010.
At Microsoft’s Global Exchange (MGX) annual sales conference in Orlando this week, Microsoft shared a bit more — albeit at a high level — on Windows Seven, according to a copy of a slide deck I saw that was distributed to the field sales force during the conference. Among the information shared was that Microsoft is anticipating it will take at least three years from now to get the next version of Windows client out the door.
The following is here : http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=592