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Windows Se7en

I’m lazy, and I *just* posted about Apple, so this is just a block quote:

Windows Se7en. Like that mediocre action movie, Se7en. I didnt get it either.

Windows Se7en. Like that mediocre action movie, Se7en. I didn't get it either.

“Windows 7, the much-anticipated successor to Microsoft’s Windows Vista OS, may arrive ahead of schedule. Although Microsoft has previously said that Windows 7 would not arrive until early 2010, new rumors surfaced Monday claiming that the company’s internal calendar puts the release date at June 3, 2009.

The rumor also says that Microsoft will use its upcoming Professional Developers Conference in October to launch the first public beta of Windows 7. Windows 7 could be announced on Oct. 27, during Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie’s keynote speech.

Microsoft has not yet responded to inquires from Webmonkey, but if the rumors are true it would be welcome news for those unhappy with Windows Vista.

Regardless of when it arrives, Windows 7 should offer a smoother transition than the one many users experienced moving from XP to Vista.

Much of the Vista backlash had to do with the system hardware requirements and the lack of third-party device drivers. Because Windows 7 will reuse the Vista Kernel and the same driver framework, a Vista-compatible PC should be just fine with Windows 7.”

All the above is courtesy of one Scott Gilbertson, posted on webmonkey.com.

Supposedly, Windows Seven (screw the numeral in the middle, I’m writing that number like I was told in elementary school) will be everything Vista ever wanted to be. It claims multi-touch support, a fifteen second boot time, a modular OS (only install the features you want), Home and Office versions, and a magical time machine you can use to travel back and prevent yourself from ever dropping money on Vista.

I’m already registered with Microsoft to receive info about new betas, so hopefully I can get in on their newest build when it is finally in open beta this fall.

I’d be satisfied if it would offer a better answer to security concerns than that useless UAC. All anybody ever does is click ‘allow’ anyway,  no matter what the popup is about. My computer could  give me a warning that a supervirus from Norway was about to destroy my hard drive, would I like to continue? and I’d still probably click ‘allow’ out of habit. Then I’d realize a half second later what I’d done and tear my clothing in sorrow.

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September 15, 2008 - Posted by | Tech | , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. wow… i love this OS… 🙂

    Comment by Si DuduL | January 10, 2009 | Reply


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