Microsoft have released a statement on their website regarding the future of
Windows XP after the end of June deadline when retail boxed versions are
to stop being sold.
Just a friendly reminder that unless you act quickly to buy that copy of Windows XP you’ have always wanted from your local tech store you won’t be able to find it soon. In June Microsoft is pulling the 6 year old operating system from stores to be replaced with just Windows Vista.
Regardless of how much you hate Microsoft Windows, we just know you had that delightful sparkle in your eye when we told you earlier this week that Bill Gates has said that Windows 7 will ship next year. Turns out that is too good be true, and Microsoft is still holding on to the whole “3 years after Vista” charade, meaning that no Windows 7 for you till 2010.
But there’s more to this software mutiny, after the break!
We brought you rumours about it all the way back in January, but it looks like it has been confirmed by the big man Mr. Gates himself – Windows 7, the next version of Windows will be shipping next year itself! While we’re not sure how that’s terribly good news, we’re going to be all excited about it all the same!
Hit the jump in 3… 2… 1.
According to TG Daily ‘industry insiders’ have confirmed a new version of windows has been ‘shipped’ as code to be validated.
Even though the existing Windows Vista has barely been out, the so-called new version could be out in the second half of 2009, if reports are to be believed.
If you’re thinking “That’s a bit soon isn’t it”, then you’d be right. Microsoft originally planned to release the new version in 2010, but then changed it to the earlier date. We’re not sure why though.
Other points mentioned by TG Daily are the ability of the sofware to handle a ‘heterogeneous graphics system consisting of multiple graphics cards from different vendors’ and a new integrated media center that at the moment only supports PC speakers.
Wannabe early adopters will have to wait to hear when they can ty it out as the Beta date has not yet been decided.
Eager PC heads can find out more here.