Despite being officially on sale for less than two weeks, Windows 7's been done for months now. And those same Windows developers has been working on the next evolution of the OS. Yes, there will be a Windows 8, but before that there needs to be maintenance for all the current Windows users.
While Microsoft hasn't said anything yet about the first Service Pack for Windows 7, it's an inevitability. Russian site Wzor has information that points to the first beta of Windows 7 SP1 hitting around January 2010. Allegedly, the release schedule for SP1 will include two betas and two release candidates.
According to Neowin, Wzor believes that OEMs will have SP1 during the summer months and end users will be able to install it in the fall.
The first service pack for any Windows OS is significant as that's when many IT departments and some users choose to take the plunge. This blog on InformationWeek urges those who want a new Windows to consider jumping sooner rather than later. Would you agree?
For now, I'll just enjoy the hell out of my Win7.
Will it make Crysis play better?
Win 7 is for real
File that one under NO DUH! Seriously, is there any doubt that there will be many iterations of Windows yet to come? As Hawkeye Pierce once said in an episode of MASH, "You needn't state the incredibly obvious; the merely obvious will suffice."