By accident, Microsoft has unwillingly released information on its forthcoming Windows Vista operating system, which will be the successor to Windows XP. Seemingly, the announcement that there will be a total of no less than eight versions of Vista was made on a company help page that was under development. In fact, the company has not made any official statement about how many versions of Vista there will be. Microsoft has since taken down the website, and declined to confirm the accuracy of the information that was posted on it. Legitimate information about the launch of Vista will be available in the coming weeks.

"Microsoft recently posted a web page designed to test the Windows Vista help system that included incomplete information about the Windows Vista product line up," a Microsoft spokesman said in a statement.

"This page has since been removed as it was posted prematurely and was for testing purposes only."