updated 11:30 pm EDT, Mon April 20, 2009
Microsoft begins Windows 8
Microsoft appears to be working on the next version of Windows to follow Windows 7, as indicated by a post on the company's careers site. A Lead Software Development Engineer in Test is sought to work on the existing projects for 7, such as cluster support and reworking the core engine. "We will also soon be starting major improvements for Windows 8," the listing reads. The operating system is said to "revolutionize file access in branch offices."
Contractor reports suggest the company could have Windows 7 installed on PCs by September. An internal memo indicated that a release candidate would be ready by April 10th, although a recent tip claims the software may only be in an "escrow" stage by the end of the month and available to the public by the end of May. [via Neo Seeker]