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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
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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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???"""
thania8
thania8 - October 29, 2008 at 5:14am
NEW::: (old) Windows Vista 7 times faster!! Who belives?
Shabop
Shabop - October 28, 2008 at 9:45pm
it's just so..... UGLY looks exactly like vista... honestly Microsoft, TRY. Mac is kicking some major dupa,
Gustavo
Gustavo - October 28, 2008 at 7:38pm
Ow, I hate Vista and I hate anything that looks like Vista. As I do not have a mac, I'll keep using XP. Why would I use something that eats more machine and just shows noncool visual efects
t11chb
t11chb - October 28, 2008 at 7:14pm
You guys should try installing Win 95, on your modern machines, wOw see how fast it goes. LoL
Zero
Zero - October 28, 2008 at 7:02pm
i'm wondering how many versions of Windows 7 there gonna be.... I think like 13 The new ones will be: Windows 7 professional Student lite edition Windows 7 home basic for 13 year old sister edition And so on :)
Adam
Adam - October 28, 2008 at 6:50pm
I must say that looks pretty good, and i'm no big fan of vista
11244
11244 - October 28, 2008 at 6:28pm
It must have been love (95) but it´s over now, it must have been good, but they lost it somehow...
Rob
Rob - October 28, 2008 at 5:35pm
"The user interface has undergone the most radical overhaul and update since the introduction of Windows 95 thirteen years ago. " What? What are they talking about? It looks like Vista with a new skin for the taskbar!! Where's the "radical overhaul of the user interface"?
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