Windows 8 plan
Windows 7 has not released yet, but Microsoft already made big plans for Windows 8. It will released in 2012 and one of the most important features will be 128bit architecture support.
Robert Morgan is working to get IA-128 working backwards with full binary compatibility on the existing IA-64 instructions in the hardware simulation to work for Windows 8 and definitely Windows 9.
The user interface will be totally different, more pleasant, easy to use … and so OSX.
Other features of Windows 8 are:
- Cloud Integration
- Network sharing improvements
- Core and Performance Improvements
- Distributed File System Replication (DFSR)