Gizmodo on Windows 8:
If the rumors are true, a company which usually releases operating systemson a three-year cadence will suddenly start selling a new mainstream operating system less than a year after Windows 8 launched. And before Microsoft starts selilng its next OS, it will no doubt go through months of public and developer previews as it has with Windows 7 and 8.
So, for Windows Blue to launch even as late as Q4 of 2013, Microsoft would have to announce a developer preview or public beta at the beginning of the year.
Because Mountain Lion to OSX is an entirely different OS. Yep. Because marketing doesn’t exist. No, Microsoft does not really need to offer widespread developer testing yet for Blue because it will offer new APIs that will not interfere with existing APIs. Oh, and, the hardware will not demand new drivers, so OEMs will not have to waste three months writing drivers again.
The other predictions are probably fine. I’m only vested in Windows success.
(Via The Loop.)