Despite the emphatic success of Windows 7, the fastest selling OS in history, Microsoft is hard at work improving the operating system and its successors Microsoft is reportedly readying Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for a June 2010 beta release and a September 2010 final release. The SP1 will bring out of the box support for USB 3.0, one of the most exciting new computer technologies.
And according to Chris Green, a former Microsoft developer, Microsoft is already hard at work on the best-selling operating system's successor, code named Windows 8. The next-gen Windows may be released on July 2011. He leaked an entire release schedule which includes the upcoming Office 2010 and its successor Office 2012.
Microsoft also had some other good news to report. In January 2010, Internet Explorer 8 became the world's most used browser, passing IE 6. IE 8 currently has about a 22.31 percent market share worldwide. Internet Explorer 8's gains have been partially fueled by Windows 7's success -- IE 8 is the default browser on the U.S. edition of the OS.
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