TechRepublic columnist argues--I think persuasively--that Microsoft will ". . . use smoke and mirrors to conjure up an early release of Windows 7, the next edition of the world’s most widely-used operating system. Then they will quietly and unofficially allow IT departments to migrate straight from Windows XP to Windows 7."
He says this move would echo Microsoft's recovery from the Windows ME/Windows 2000 debacle, and would aggressively address their current problem.
He says it will be around the end of 2009.
As Tricky Dick would have said, "You won't have Vista to kick around any more."