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Inside Windows 7 -- what we know so far


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#1 ValeRo

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 10:47 AM

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You’d be forgiven for missing it, but Vista turned a year old last month. November 30, 2006, marked the official launch of Vista to the business community: the first part of an odd two-stage liftoff which was followed two months later, on January 30 2007, by the mainstream consumer launch at which Vista became available to one and all.

(Unfortunately for Microsoft, the number of people who bought Vista was much closer to ‘one’ than ‘all’. The majority of ‘sales’ of Vista have been from Microsoft to its OEM partners for pre-loading on new systems, and even then several companies chose to offer buyers a choice between XP and Vista rather than foist the shiny new OS onto the public. Just because they bought a new PC didn’t mean they wanted to ditch their familiar old OS, especially when they had all the drivers and software and everything worked pretty well on the whole, thanks all the same.)

So now the clock is ticking on Windows 7.0, the successor to Vista (which was officially Windows 6.0, following Microsoft’s lead of counting iterations of the NT-based kernel rather than actual client editions).


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is this Windows 7: this screenshot, floating around on online forums, purports to be from an alpha of Windows 7. Probably fake, but interesting nonetheless.

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#2 SharmanNet

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 11:21 AM

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Nice screenshots, but all of them are fake and have been posted here already. Only the stripped-back ‘microkernel’ (codenamed MinWin) is confirmed!

#3 Afzal

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 11:50 AM

hmm...a very interesting read

man i need to look for any upgrade opportunities for my pc!

not installing vista :D i have great hopes from windows 7 :D

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 04:25 PM

hmm...a very interesting read

man i need to look for any upgrade opportunities for my pc!

not installing vista :D i have great hopes from windows 7 :D


me too, i dont trust vista :unsure:
thats why i switched my mac book to xp dual boot osx latest
but interesting find

#5 M.Sudoku

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 10:16 PM

None of them look impressive <_<

#6 chrisscorsese88

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 01:11 AM

So far Vista looks better still.

#7 cmkumar2k

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 03:45 AM

yeah.. sounds very interesting.... thanks for the info & found (Y)

#8 The Silent Warrior

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 10:27 PM

So far Vista looks better still.

Agreed!

#9 PenaltyKillah

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 09:25 PM

Windows 7 looks like a OSX ripoff (a direct one, in fact), but it'd be nice to combine the taskbar and sidebar to save some screen real estate. (At least the Windows alphas/betas finally look adequate!)

#10 Johnnyboy

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Posted 18 December 2007 - 10:28 PM

This is not the alpha version of Windows 7. There is no screenshot of Windows 7 on the net right now.

#11 Hipgnosis

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 02:45 AM

I hear that Microsoft plans on removing the taskbar completely. I'm not completely gullible to this, but nonetheless, it will be interesting what they will soon concoct.

#12 Dr. Doom

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 08:38 AM

http://img218.images...tbyalckolc2.png

#13 ValeRo

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 08:40 AM

http://img218.images...tbyalckolc2.png


Cool pics!!! :woot:

#14 fediaFedia

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 11:22 AM

http://img218.images...tbyalckolc2.png

This is just a concept, not even released, here is another pic from alcko: http://alcko.deviant...oncept-64329452

#15 Razor VinT

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 12:59 PM

None of them look better than the original Longhorn! :P I hope Microsoft will bring WinFS back!

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#16 ValeRo

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 01:22 PM

None of them look better than the original Longhorn! :P I hope Microsoft will bring WinFS back!

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True true, i hope it too that Microsoft put the WinFS back.....before Vista came out, i thought that the WinFS would be integrated in Vista. :no:

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