I swear the blogosphere is attempting to give me a heart attack.
There have been so many reckless and irresponsible comments about Windows 8 coming out next year that it’s ridiculous.
Just google “Windows 8 2011” and watch the nightmare unfold…
Some (maybe) Microsoft employee (may have) posted a date that (might be) the release date for Windows 8 which (seems like) 2011.
Time for grown ups to write about this. We are talking about a bunch of things here.
- Enterprise Development: Anyone who has worked for a large technical company knows how difficult it is to ramp up and develop the sequel to a successful package. Takes time and lots of planning.
- Umm…MSFT just launched Windows 7 a few months ago. Planning for an upgrade next year would be a little ridiculous. Like an upgrade just for the sake of upgrading.
- See #2 again.
- Corporate Customers: Happy with Windows 7, thrilled to abandon XP and next year you want them to do what?
- What would be the main problem that Windows 8 would be solving again? What are these massive complaints we are getting from Windows 7 users that can’t be solved by a Service pack?
And on and on and on…
It’s sad to see major publications attempt to push this crap.
Windows 8 would be a disaster in 2011. There just isn’t a reason for it… (unless Chrome OS does come out in a strong way).
In that case… my bad…