480224 story Windows 7 To Be Released Next Year? 561 Posted by Zonk on Tuesday January 22, 2008 @09:40AM from the that's-mighty-fast dept. KrispySausage writes "A recently-released roadmap for the next major Window release — Windows 7 — indicates that Microsoft is planning to release the new operating system in the second half of 2009, rather than the anticipated release date of some time in 2010. This quickly-approaching release date would seem to be at least partially verified by news of a milestone build available for review by an anonymous third party." We've previously discussed the upcoming new OS version, as well as its danger to Vista.