Engineering Windows 7 – ray of real news on OS future

Windows 7 (next version of OS to come after Vista) is shrouded by tons of really unreliable gossip and confusing news on weird features. I think it had bothered someone there (at last) and they don’t really want to end up with ugly where-is-that-stupid-WinFS-you-had-promised-us press like Vista.

Engineering Windows 7 as of yesterday is official Microsoft blog on upcoming OS. It may be damage press control blog because of past experience… Still it’s very good to have a source of solid news on product that is very possibly going to make your computing experience paradise (or maybe hell) in few years.


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  • I subscribed to their feed, I’m really curious about what’s going to get out of this blog. Nice find buddy!

  • Yeah, Vista didn’t exactly left me in awe waiting for their next masterpiece so hard info would be nice. :)

  • .

    Well, it’s 15 months after this article, and Windows 7
    is now on sale.

    It ain’t revolutionary. It’s evolutionary. And those
    describing it as “Vista II” aren’t far wrong !

    Two of my three PC’s are Vista machines. ( The other one
    -the netbook- is XP. ) I’m perfectly happy with Vista,
    and believe it’s been heavily slandered by columnists
    with an ax to grind with Microsoft. [ But, hey, I liked
    Windows ME much better than Windows 98 SE ! ]

    In particular, Windows Explorer was greatly improved in
    Vista. I do a ~lot~ of file management, and the meliorated
    Windows Explorer in Vista is much appreciated.

    Vista had quite a few driver problems in it’s first year.
    Plus, you can’t expect Vista to run on an ancient PC.
    The same, though, is largely true with ~any~ new operating
    system. The rabid hate for Vista in the tech media was all
    out of proportion.

    Only objection I might have to Win 7 being that Microsoft
    got rid of Quick Launch. You can pin shortcuts to the taskbar,
    but there’s no discrete Quick Launch anymore. PC Magazine has
    a hack to get Quick Launch back into Win 7…,2817,2339493,00.asp

    …yet I don’t know whether, or how well, it works.

    Also the Win 7 taskbar list of running applications is now
    entirely graphical (as in the Mac). Not certain whether I’ll
    like that better than Vista’s and XP’s combination of a label
    with small icon.

    Win 7 Aero “Peek” sounds over-hyped. Have to wait and see if
    it’s that big of a deal.

    The most exciting thing in my opinion about Win 7 is that it’s
    optimized for multi-core processors. Dual and quad CPU’s won’t
    have full benefit until individual applications are optimized
    for multi-core. The operating system at least being optimized,
    though, represents a good start.


    The DataRat


  • @DataRat

    My problem with Vista is that it brought plenty of issues but none of new nice and interesting (to me) things.

    In the beginning a lot of pro-Vista people online started with mumble and bogus overhyped features like ReadyBoost when asked directly how exactly Vista is better.

    Anyway good or not it is a fact that it was safe to skip and many did just that.

    PS Windows ME ? Seriously? It crashed more often than cat asked for food. :)

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