Microsoft said in a blog post on its Dutch Web site that Windows 8 is about two years from hitting the market.Microsoft is working on the next version of Windows.But it will take two years to complete.Microsoft also posted about that milestone on its U.S. Web site this week but made no mention of the timing of Windows 8.
Furthermore, Microsoft is of course the next version of Windows. But it will take about two years before “Windows 8” on the market.
Earlier in June this year, a presentation suggests that the next version of Windows will include, among other things, an app store similar to ones offered by Apple and other mobile device makers. Apple announced this week that it will bring an app store to the Mac within 90 days.
Windows 7 was released in October 2009, two and a half years after the Windows Vista went on sale for most customers. Microsoft officials, including CEO Steve Ballmer, had promised that after Vista’s many delays that the company would never again go so long between Windows releases.
The company has not said much about Windows 8, but if it is indeed two years out, that would make three years between releases.