Microsoft New OS Windows 7 - Updates, Screenshots

One of the star attraction of this year's Professional Developers Conference (PDC 2008) was Windows 7, Microsoft's much talked about next generation OS which is going to replace not-so-good Vista.

Is this going to be a major release from the software giant or just an improved Windows Vista?

Not really, if you want Microsoft executives to be believed. They did an impressive demo early this week listing all the new and improved features that comes with the new OS, which they plan to launch by 2010.

I have some screenshots here.

windows 7, desktop

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If you want to see more screenshots, check this flickr link.

Some Features

The User Interface looks better than the Vista. There is a big taskbar where users can drag-and-drop various application icons for one click launch. So no quick launch functionality anymore.

The Windows Sidebar Gadgets are replaced with Desktop Gadgets, meaning users can place their Gadgets any where on the desktop, not just in the sidebar.

Windows 7 have improved Wi-Fi networking features, which will light up a wireless icon when a wi-fi is available and users are just one click away from their favorite wi-fi network.

These are some of the features that are coming with Windows 7. If you are interested and wants to read more about Windows 7, check these following links.

New Windows 7 Features Leaked
Windows 7 News Blog - Screenshots, Rumors, Videos


2 comments:

  1. As a user of Vista on two computers, I confess to not experiencing the issues you cite as inherent with that OS. I will give you that it uses a fair chunk of RAM, so having a box that can support 2GB or better is paramount.

    My research (and I will be the first to admit that that is very light) says this is due to the enhanced security measures that were written in. Since I have not experienced a single incidence of worms/trojans/viruses since upgrading to it, I must say it seems to be worth it as those things were very plaguey to me before.

    Also your screen shots don't show that much different between Vista and Windows 7. The windows seem to be layered, but Vista allows you to size and arrange them now although that's a manual thing.

    I'm 100% confused by "The User Interface looks better than the Vista. There is a big taskbar where users can drag-and-drop various application icons for one click launch. So no quick launch functionality anymore. " If there is no quick launch functionality, then what do you call drag-and-drop application icons for quick launch? Unless it's just that you won't have the bar with ever present icons of your choosing on it.

    Thank you for an insightful look at Windows 7. I'll be watching as more people evaluate and rate this OS.

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  2. @ Margaret - Thanks for leaving a comment.

    You are absolutely right when u said Vista have enhanced security measures when compared with previous OS. But my whole issue with Vista is I never really needed an OS which is an improved version of XP. XP was doing good for me before.

    Our activities with our computers had changed dramatically between the launch of XP and Vista and unfortunately Microsoft never tried to address those changes with Vista. If we look back, Windows 95 launch was like wow-wow and XP was like wow, not bad. But with Vista, I never felt that way; in fact it was a bit let down in that sense.

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