Despite much criticism, Vista was a major version of Windows. If there are glaring differences between its critics and Windows 7, it is nevertheless the foundation introduced by Vista in January 2007.
However, the meaning of the story twists: the same Windows 7 should logically have been a minor version to meet the alternation to Microsoft. But now that the editor suggests a major version again! What about Windows 8 then?
The word "minor" was ultimately irrelevant to the sales or the effect on the general public: Windows XP was a minor version! But Windows 8 may not be as important, Microsoft has left several times to understand that renewals are undertaken significantly in technology.
Windows 8 is now the first Microsoft operating system from which only 64 bits should continue. Already with Windows 7, the two DVDs are delivered consistently in all editions and Office 2010 is also available in 64 bits. But little information has leaked showing that Microsoft was already working on the … 128 bits.
A LinkedIn profile, which has already been taken down, for a Robert Morgan, Senior Research & Development at Microsoft, has shone a sliver of light on the possibility of 128-bit support coming to Windows 8. Morgan has been with the software giant since January 2002, but we’re more intrigued with what his profile (first paragraph) and his status (second paragraph) recently stated:
"Working in high security department for research and development involving strategic planning for medium and longterm projects. Research & Development projects including 128bit architecture compatibility with the Windows 8 kernel and Windows 9 project plan. Forming relationships with major partners: Intel, AMD, HP, and IBM.
Robert Morgan is working to get IA-128 working backwards with full binary compatibility on the existing IA-64 instructions in the hardware simulation to work for Windows 8 and definitely Windows 9."
Clearly, projects of the section include compatibility with 128-bit kernel of Windows 8 and the emerging plans for Windows 9. This work would be done through relationships with Intel, AMD, HP and IBM. And since it comes from AMD, a message on the same profile of Robert Morgan was somewhat shown: