Presently, the figures show, as per Microsoft website that 240 million Windows 7 licenses sold just within one year after its launch which has increased the revenue.
With Microsoft enjoying much success with Windows 7, a blog post on its Dutch Web site indicates Windows 8 to hit the market around 2012. The suggested rumor may be true, because the time gap between Windows Vista and Window 7 launch was about 3 years. Also, previously company had said that they will never give a big gap of 5 years as in case of Windows XP to Vista for major releases.
Also, Steve Ballmer at Gartner Symposium suggested Window 8 to “riskiest product bet” would be “next release of Windows.”
The next version of Windows is sure to pack some punch as in the words of a Microsoft employee, who said “the next version will be something completly [sic] different from what folks usually expect of Windows.”——– This means we can expect something really different.
All the market giants like Microsoft play rumor game before the launch of their next product, expecting people to the guess work.