Recently there were rumors that the next version would be called Windows Next. After the breakage of news regarding the next operating system, MS stopped calling it as Windows 8 even on various job posts relating the next OS. Though a knowledge Base article posted on the Microsoft support site on 6th April 2010 clearly states that the next version of Windows is going to be called Windows 8.
Here is what the article reads -
Microsoft is aware of this as being a known issue and will correct this for the next version of Windows i.e. Windows 8.
So does this really mean that Windows 8 is much more then a codename..