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Saturday, May 02, 2009

Windows 7 could launch as early as August

Although Microsoft refuses to name a delivery date for Windows 7, it could launch the new operating system as early as August. A senior Microsoft executive said that a release in time to make 2009's crucial holiday selling season was "accomplishable," a departure from policy that has only promised to deliver Windows 7 within three years of Vista's appearance.

Microsoft declined to comment on a Windows 7 ship date. A company spokeswoman stuck to the official, and well-practiced line. "We are currently in the development stages for Windows 7 and expect it will take approximately three 3 years from Windows Vista Consumer [general availability] to develop".

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