Windows 7 "Some time in the next year or so"?
In a speech to the Inter-American Development Bank Bill Gates responded to a question about Vista indicating Microsoft will have a new version of its ubiquitous operating system in "the next year or so". With Vista adoption going slowly among enthusiasts and businesses and Windows XP sales slated to halt at the end of June (except XP Home versions pre-loaded on ultra-mobile PCs), this may give impetus for some to skip Vista altogether. Whether this casual comment in a speech mainly devoted to other topics is an indication the new OS will be available ahead of schedule remains to be seen. Previous indications from Microsoft were that the next version of Windows would come roughly three years after Vista's release.