Gates: Windows 7 may come 'in the next year'

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates on Friday indicated that Windows 7, the next major version of Windows, could come within the next year, far ahead of the development schedule previously indicated by the software maker.

In response to a question about Windows Vista, Gates, speaking before the Inter-American Development Bank here, said: "Sometime in the next year or so we will have a new version." Referring to Windows 7, the code name for the next full release of Windows client software, Gates said: "I'm super-enthused about what it will do in lots of ways."

Most of Gates' speech was devoted to topics closer to home for the crowd, such as how Latin America can be more competitive.

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Silellak4481d ago

Maybe it'll actually do half of what they promised Vista would do?

New features that don't just rip off OSX would be swell.

I get the feeling Windows 7 will be more akin to a Windows Vista SP2.

Drekken4481d ago


Bonsai12144481d ago

new to windows 7, quicklook and time-machi- i mean, windows quick file viewer and windows automated backup system.

JsonHenry4481d ago


I will believe it when I see it!

Fishy Fingers4481d ago

If this come's good every Vista owner should feel cheated. Regardless of whether you like vista or not.

Sir Ken Kutaragi 44481d ago (Edited 4481d ago )

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz I FEEL SLEEPY!!! ;-D

Has he finished yet???

Wake me up when he stops talking please!!! ;-D

Kaz Hirai4481d ago

These Nazisoft FOOLS like to drone on and on and on and on and on.......until I DESTROY them!


Sir Ken Kutaragi 44481d ago

Has he finished yet??? ;-D
Just going to watch paint dry...its more exciting!!! ;-D

heyheyhey4481d ago


if this is the case, then you can tell it's rushed and will have compatability issues and will shamelessly hog your hardware just like Visflop

Vista wasnt that bad, but it didnt bring anything revolutionary- and to this day, XP is preferable in numerous cases because Vista sucks with old emulators and software

i think the case with this one will be even worse- if its coming out this quickly

the golden microsoft rule: "get the next version of our crap out quick, and dont bother making any particulary noticable improvements or advancements- the holiday in bahamas is a-waiting"

Sony is fcuking slow and make you wait years for everything sure, and of course its all very expensive- but its damn sure got a lot of quality to boot

with the PS3 they really tried to innovate and add new features like Sixaxis, Blu-Ray, Cell etc etc while M$ rushed their product (again) and ended up with horrendous hardware issues, and what have they introduced? a standad hardware update, some new features for live and errmm..... nothing else, hell they even removed one of the things they did well last time round- the standard HDD

Kholinar4481d ago

"if this is the case, then you can tell it's rushed and will have compatability issues and will shamelessly hog your hardware just like Visflop "

So they can take seven years and release something buggy and resource intensive or wait a year and release something buggy and resource intensive.

Except I do believe that MS can release something decent, and time frame has little to do with it. They need some people that'll take some chances and have some vision.

Bleucrunch4481d ago

are you kiddin me Bill everyone is laughing at M$ right now because they are cheating all vista users.....WOW is all I can say.

jaja14344481d ago

I don't feel cheated in any way...

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