It's All Just A Little Bit Of History Repeating
Paul Thurrott, 9th of May 2003:
During his WinHEC keynote address on May 7, 2003, Will Poole, the Senior Vice President of the Windows Client Division at Microsoft, revealed the roadmap for Longhorn, setting the final release date of the product firmly in 2005, two years from now.
Actual release date Windows Vista to the unwashed masses: End of January 2007.c|net, 20th of July 2007:
A Microsoft representative confirmed that Windows 7 is the internal code name for the next client release of Windows.
„Microsoft is scoping Windows 7 development to a three-year time frame, and then the specific release date will ultimately be determined by meeting the quality bar,” according to the representative.
I will believe that, when I hold the Windows 7 box in my hands. :)
Let me leave you with the Propellerheads’ „History Repeating” (Featuring Miss Shirley Bassey):
that the revolution’s near,
but to me it seems quite clear
that it’s all just a little bit of history repeating