Microsoft has evidently exterminated a Microsoft employee's thoughts on the next version of the Windows operating system, removing a blog post that informally keeps referring to Windows.next as the next Windows 8.
The unknown employee calls the new version "completly different from what folks usually expect of Windows," and that “The themes that have been floated truly reflect what people have been looking for years and it will change the way people think about PCs and the way they use them. It is the future of PCs…”.
The only question that remains is, what exactly does "completely different" constitute of? Windows 7 was different from Vista, yes, in the way that 7 actually worked and didn’t consistently crash when I used it. Microsoft has a lot more to play around with this time, as well as considerably more to lose, with potential competition from Google's Chrome OS as well as from the emerging iPad platform. Microsoft needs to give us revolutionary this time, instead of evolutionary.
[via Microsoft Kitchen]