At the Gartner Symposium 2008, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer revealed that Windows 7 is going to be a major release, not just a Vista update. He says the new Windows will have a better user interface, information management tools, and performance. It isn't practical to wait for Windows 7 instead of deploying Vista, he argues, since both systems are compatible.
Ballmer is interviewed by Gartner's Neil MacDonald and David Mitchell Smith in this 4:32 video clip from his Gartner Symposium keynote.
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