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A First look at Windows 7 [Screenshots]

A First look at Windows 7 [Screenshots]

Posted October 28, 2008 at 5:29pm by iClarified · 10568 views
At the Professional Developers Conference today, Microsoft gave the first public demonstration of Windows 7.

ArsTechnica has posted a detailed report about the new advances in Windows 7.

Until now, the company has been uncharacteristically secretive about its new OS; over the past few months, Microsoft has let on that the taskbar will undergo a number of changes, and that many bundled applications would be unbundled and shipped with Windows Live instead. There have also been occasional screenshots of some of the new applets like Calculator and Paint. Now that the covers are finally off, the scale of the new OS becomes clear. The user interface has undergone the most radical overhaul and update since the introduction of Windows 95 thirteen years ago.

First, however, it's important to note what Windows 7 isn't. Windows 7 will not contain anything like the kind of far-reaching architectural modifications that Microsoft made with Windows Vista. Vista brought a new display layer and vastly improved security, but that came at a cost: a significant number of (badly-written) applications had difficulty running on Vista. Applications expecting to run with Administrator access were still widespread when Vista was released, and though many software vendors do a great job, there are still those that haven't updated or fixed their software. Similarly, at its launch many hardware vendors did not have drivers that worked with the new sound or video subsystems, leaving many users frustrated.

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Take a look at some of the images ArsTechnica posted....
A First look at Windows 7 [Screenshots]

A First look at Windows 7 [Screenshots]

A First look at Windows 7 [Screenshots]

A First look at Windows 7 [Screenshots]

A First look at Windows 7 [Screenshots]

A First look at Windows 7 [Screenshots]

A First look at Windows 7 [Screenshots]

A First look at Windows 7 [Screenshots]

A First look at Windows 7 [Screenshots]
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Davis
Davis - October 29, 2008 at 11:57am
You guys are all haters, Nothing wrong with Vista (if you buy a new PC that's designed for it...), and you guys are all nubs this is a PRE-BETA release meaning it's not the final product. That said, i don't thik Windows 7 is going to be very groundbreaking. If you bring up the command prompt in Vista you'll see Windows version 6.0 and I'm pretty sure once Win7 comes out it'll actually read Windows Version 6.1 in the prompt. Not much of an update IMO.
Rashaad
Rashaad - October 29, 2008 at 10:28am
Lots of progress on the wallpaper...... eeeerrrrmmmrm on the wallpaper,,,,..... mmmmm yeah the wallpaper........ did i say they updated the wallpaper ? The rays from heaven wallpaper.
muzhik
muzhik - October 29, 2008 at 10:26am
hehe... vista, vista, vista... so now what, it's gonna require 8gb of ram... hahahahaha... """what were they thinking???"""
Lick My Smegma
Lick My Smegma - October 29, 2008 at 8:25am
Call me a hat8r, dont care...but it looks like the same old lame o/s UI. You cant polish a turd, and if it borrows lines of code from xp and vista, well, you will still have system crashes, errors, and necessary reboots. Microsoft should sell their o/s division to Steve Jobs and just focus on gaming.
thania8
thania8 - October 29, 2008 at 5:14am
NEW::: (old) Windows Vista 7 times faster!! Who belives?
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