Microsoft makes it official. Windows 7 will be released to the public October 22, 2009. How many versions will Microsoft ship to buyers? Six, worldwide. From CNet:
Microsoft has said that Windows 7 will come in five different editions in most markets—Starter, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate. A “Windows 7 Basic” will also be sold in emerging markets.
What of Mac OS X Snow Leopard? Expect more details about the next Mac OS to show up in next week’s Apple WWWDC in San Francisco. My prediction was that Snow Leopard would ship in October. Apple needs a few new killer features.