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Vista's Sucessor?


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Now that Microsoft has freed Windows Vista from the shackles of a five year development process, the company is attempting to the wow starts now us by revealing that it plans to have its next major operating system ready within the next two-and-a-half years, giving Vista's successor an expected release date of late 2009. Speaking to PC World, Ben Fathi, the executive in charge of the OS's core components, made it clear that he was referring to a whole new OS -- known to have the codename "Vienna" -- and not the upcoming Vista service pack, codenamed "Fiji." Other than this tentative release date, Ben didn't have much new information on the future for Windows: in response to the question of what Vienna's killer feature will be, he said "I don't know what it is" and then proceeded to suggest that full virtualization and a radical new user interface will be the aim. Both of these suggestions lend credence to previous reports that a break in compatiblity with older applications and a new user interface would be Vienna's flagship features. Now all we've got to do is wait (and hope that the changes aren't too radical.)

I was going to wait a couple of years before picking up Vista anyway... Guess I'll skip that one then!

http://www.engadget.com/2007/02/10/vista-s...-for-late-2009/

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It?s kinda funny that they now plan and code a ServicePack for Vista after it?s just been released and that they even talk about a new OS.

Why have they released Vista if they already want to release a ServivePack?

greetz

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Hum...

the SP probably brings some new stuff which they weren't able to finish before the Vista beta test. There still has to be some time for testing whether all the features work etc.

Often such features are developed in the meanwhile by another team and get finished after the release date or during the beta tests.

So they add some of the bugfixes, other patches and new features and call it a service pack :)

a break in compatiblity with older applications

:o

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I was hoping that Vista would have introduced the new filing system M$ have been developing but they said they couldn't finish testing it fully in time for the Vista release. Its probable that this sort of thing will be seen in the next server OS from Microsoft...

Ted.

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MaRKuS_TH-DJM
I was hoping that Vista would have introduced the new filing system M$ have been developing but they said they couldn't finish testing it fully in time for the Vista release. Its probable that this sort of thing will be seen in the next server OS from Microsoft...

Ted.

do you mean WinFS? i'm also waiting for it :D

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