Windows 8 About 2 Years Away

WinRumors, NeoWin’s Tom Warren’s new website, has brought some new information on the release of Windows 8 which pins it “about 2 years away“. I really don’t care if it takes 6 months or 6 years, as long as it is a nice, polished end product with very little bugs. There are a lot of rumors going around with Windows 8, many of which are from supposed “leaks” in Microsoft. Whether or not they are true, it is still fun to read about. WinFS, the new file system that was to be included in Windows Vista ended up being dead in the water, but it was a great rumor and would have been a nice addition!

Microsoft has been extremely tight lipped about Windows 8 availability but a posting on Microsoft’s dutch news site hints at a two year wait for the next version of Windows.

“Furthermore, Microsoft is on course for the next version of Windows. But it will take about two years before “Windows 8 ‘on the market,” said a posting celebrating the first birthday of Windows 7. This confirms that the software giant isn’t planning to rush the next version of Windows out of the door. Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, recently admitted that the next version of Windows will be the software giants riskiest product yet.