Windows 7 still in 2009?
After the announcement of the Beta version of Windows 7 there now are rumors about a possible release date in 2009.
At the CES in Las Vegas Steve Ballmer announced that the Beta phase of Windows 7 will start on 9th January. Furthermore a confidant of Ballmer is said to have mentioned to the Deutsche Presse Agentur that Windows 7 will be released three years after Vista at the latest. This would equal January 2010, but late 2009 would still be possible.
Microsoft is likely to have a huge interest in releasing Windows 7 as soon as possible because of the low acceptance of Windows Vista. In his statement Ballmer also mentioned that even in times of difficult economic conditions investment into innovation should not be neglected.