Microsoft senior vice president Bill Veghte hasthat Redmond is "tracking well to a Windows 7 holiday", which according to our senior vice president-to-English dictionary, means "Windows 7 will be out before Christmas."
Shocking indeed. No wait, the other thing: predictable. Although Microsoft's official position on Windows 7's release date has been January 2010, we knew this was a position about as comfortable as Bikram Yoga. A pre-Christmas launch was always an internal goal.
A good friend of Crave, Major the Right Honorable Rupert C P T St J Goodwins, reported last week that an Acer exec had accidentally outed the Windows 7 release date as October. And as far back as last November, Microsoft's Doug Howe told CNET UK's sister site , "Definitely the holiday focus is going to be on 7."
So if you didn't see this coming, consider following CNET UK's Windows 7 coverage in future to avoid subsequent disappointment. Here's a juicy blue link. Go ahead, click it. It'll take you to the home of all our past, present and future coverage. Did you miss it? Here it comes again.