While the world and its dog does seem to be writing Windows 8 off with the same gusto that it did with Vista, it appears to be a fallacy.
This coming Monday will mark just one year until Microsoft ends extended support for Windows XP. Vista was a joke - but Windows 7 is quite good, and companies are being urged to upgrade their OS before exposing themselves to unnecessary risk.
The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured another hell on earth yarn which suggests that Microsoft plans to release another version of Windows next year.
The word on the street is that the Voles are beavering away on Windows 9 which will hit the streets a year from November next.
No seriously this time...