This site is like the ulitmate Windows site. Paul Thurrott is like a super genius to put together all this info regarding Microsoft. Good reviews too. Here's one on the new updated Windows coming out. Yup, it's in the works. The successor to Windows Vista. OMG, already. Unbelievable. We have yet, another outdated OS.
Windows "7" FAQ
Microsoft currently plans to ship Windows 7 in 2010, about four years after Vista.
Windows Vista was a major release, and Windows 7 will be also be a major update. (perhaps Vista 2nd Edition?)
It will include a new version of Windows Explorer that is being built by the same team that designed the Ribbon user interface in Office 2007. It will likely include some form of the "Hypervisor" (Windows Virtualization) technologies that will ship shortly after Windows Server 2008. It will also likely include the WinFS (Windows Future Storage) technologies, though they won't be packaged or branded as WinFS. Microsoft says it might also make a subscription-based version of the OS available to consumers, but that's still in flux.
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1, codenamed "Fiji") will ship simultaneously with Windows Server 2008 in early 2008
and will include a new kernel version that makes that release up to date with the kernel version in Longhorn. Fiji will almost certainly include a revision to the Media Center software in Windows Vista as well. For these reasons, we might consider Fiji a major release for a service pack. Certainly, no previous service pack has ever included a major kernel update.