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May 23, 2011

Ballmer: 'Next Generation of Windows Systems' Coming Next Year

The name "Windows 8" may have been tossed around a lot as of late, but Steve Ballmer himself has only just now uttered the name for the first time in public at the company's developer forum in Japan. What's more, while he didn't divulge a ton of specifics, he did say that the "next generation of Windows systems" will be coming out next year, and that "there's a whole lot more coming," including "slates, tablets, PCs, a variety of different form factors." As ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley notes, the distinction between "slates" and "tablets" as two separate form factors is certainly an interesting one, as is the fact that he curiously didn't use the name Windows 8 in connection with those next generation Windows systems. 

What does it all mean? Perhaps Microsoft's Windows chief, Steven Sinofsky, will have more to say during his appearance the D9 conference next week.
 
 

10 comments:

Mike said...

Hopefully it isn't full of bugs like the previous OS

Zombie said...

Im a PC and I cant wait! :D

Nokel said...

they should be making a hybrid linux-windows tablet and basically do what apple did but better

Kicking Rocks said...

they update too much!! I'm still using xp!

Alixander said...

Too many updates. Just keep working on 7. I'd like to know waht a "slate" PC is as well.

Dejch said...

sounds great

Bob Ross Afro Blog said...

Damn, I had just gotten 7! lol

kxxthanxx said...

what abut 7?

BigMike said...

They are already late to the tablet OS party...

TMH said...

Heard a lot about windows 8 lately, seen a few images of it and heard that apparently the boot time is 2x better than that of windows 7