Windows 8 at Milestone 2 already?

Microsoft's next operating system and successor to Windows 7 has apparently reached its second milestone mark.

From what is being reported at windows8beta.com, Windows 8 currently has the following build string: 6.2.79xx.0.winmain_win8m2.xxxxxx-xxxx, which clearly indicates that it is a milestone 2 build. The last known build was 7904 which was compiled on the 16th of December 2010.

Not much is known about Microsoft's next operating system aside from the possibility of a new three-dimensional user interface currently dubbed "wind", a possible gaming focus, and "desktop as a service" in the virtualization front.

Keep an eye out for any updates on Windows 8 as CES 2011 is rapidly approaching. Hopefully Microsoft becomes less secretive and unveils more juicy details on its new operating system at the upcoming CES event.