Next Version Of Microsoft (MSFT) Windows–Next Year

April 4, 2008 by Douglas A. McIntyre

Those PC users who hate Vista will be happy to hear that Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) plans to release its new version of the Windows OS next year.

According to Reuters “The software giant has been aiming to issue more regular updates of the operating system software that powers the majority of the world’s personal computers.”

The news may be welcome for Microsoft investors. Vista has been criticized for having bugs, working poorly with non-PC hardware like printers, and operating slowly on low-powered computers. Apple (AAPL) has begun to market, with some success, its own OS created for the Mac as an alternative to Vista on PCs.

Microsoft is probably losing some revenue growth and getting a series of black eyes while Vista is its lead product. The solution may be just a few quarters away.

Douglas A. McIntyre