Bill Gates announced today that Windows 7, the next version of Windows, could come within the next year.
Windows 7 is the name of the next major version of Microsoft Windows. Windows 7 will be the successor to Windows Vista. Microsoft announced earlier that they are scoping development to a three-year time frame. Due to today’s presentation, it is likely that Microsoft will be pushing for a 2009 release. Judging by their previous releases, I personally would estimate a release sometime in mid 2010, and that’s if they are serious about shooting for an ’09 release.
There isn’t any more information about the release date as today’s conference wasn’t concentrated on Windows itself but rather marketing.