What's New: January 2010 For Windows 7 Release Date

Microsoft has confirmed they plan to release Windows 7, the successor to Windows Vista, around January 2010. Senior vice president Bill Veghte sent a letter to Microsoft customers Tuesday that mentioned, "a more regular, predictable Windows release schedule" was a primary reason for targeting a January 2010 date, three years after the release of Windows Vista. Microsoft also said that Windows 7 would be based on Windows Vista to help maximize compatibility.

Tuesday, Jun 24, 2008 01:41 pm CDT

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