Apparently we won't have to deal with upgrading our Microsoft-driven computers for another three years. According to a tentative roadmap, the next version of the OS, Windows 8, won't be arriving until 2012.
This release date would be consistent with the schedule Microsoft has been maintaining, but I suggest they don't rush it. I still can't let go of some Windows XP installs, much less jump to Windows 8 so quickly. [MSFT Kitchen via Electronista]