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[News] [Rival] Windows 7 Just Another Windows Vista+

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Windows 7 Will Be A Lightly Tweaked Windows Vista

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| Last week, Microsoft gave a teeny, tiny bit of information about the 
| successor to Windows Vista, currently named Windows 7. There wasn't a lot of 
| real meaty data in its disclosures, but it said enough to reset any 
| expectations you might have that Windows 7 would be a radical departure from 
| Windows Vista.     


Days ago:

Is Microsoft Repeating Vista Mistakes with Windows 7?

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| Microsoft seems to be sending the wrong message with its demo of Windows 7's
| touchscreen at the D: All Things Digital conference. Observers fear Microsoft
| may be making the same mistakes that hurt Windows Vista. Instead of focusing
| on Vista, Microsoft demonstrated a Windows 7 touchscreen that may not be
| available for years.


Windows 7 Shows Microsoft Hasn't Learned Vista Lessons

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| The project was called MinWin, a Microsoft effort to slim down the next
| version of Windows. The company said it had heard, loud and clear, that
| another bloated OS like Vista wouldn't fly. Then Windows 7 galumphed into the
| room.


Last week:

Eight Things About Windows 7

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| 1. Windows 7 won't be much different from Windows Vista...
| 2. There's no new kernel or modular design...
| 3. The user interface won't radically change....


Going out of business sale! Buy XP before it’s too late!

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| I don’t recall ever seeing any company advertising the ‘old’ product over
| the ‘new’ product so strongly before, but Vista’s stink has grown so strong
| that it makes good business sense to promote XP over Vista. Has anyone ever
| been actually able to make a solid case for using Vista over XP? I haven’t
| seen one.


Are These Windows Transparent or Translucent?

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| Besides myth busting, there is Microsoft's desperate need to get out
| something positive about Windows. That's not easy with all the negative Web
| chatter about Vista and the constant nitpicking of Apple "Get a Mac" TV
| commercials. Silence is golden only when there is no other noise. Given how
| bad the Vista talk is, perhaps Microsoft executives think that they can get
| away with talking Seven without causing too much sales harm to the current
| operating system.
| That said, including today's reaffirmation of a ship date—"approximately
| three years after the general availability of Windows Vista," according to
| Chris' credited blog—any information risks freezing sales. I see extremes
| rather than middle ground. Either Microsoft executives see that even limited
| information disclosure can do little more harm, or they don't care—meaning
| they've already given up on Windows Vista.


What we do know about Windows 7

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| Windows 7 will be a minor update to Vista — with “minor,” here, meaning as
| less disruptive as possible to users and their applications. Microsoft has
| said Windows 7 will use the same driver model that Vista did.


Windows 7: The information lockdown continues

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| I’m hearing increasing dissatisfaction from Microsoft customers, testers and
| other sources typically in the insider track that Microsoft still hasn’t
| shared any Windows 7 information. The silence is deafening — and
| disconcerting — they say. As was the case with Internet Explorer 8, the issue
| isn’t whether Microsoft’s Windows client team is sitting on its hands, doing
| nothing; instead, the worry is that Microsoft is moving full-steam-ahead to
| build a Windows 7 that won’t have a whole lot of input from outsiders. After
| the compatibility and marketing nightmares that have plagued Vista, one would
| think Microsoft might be interested in letting its users have more sway on
| what they really want from a new version of Windows.



Microsoft Clears Gates-Induced Confusion about Windows 7

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| This statement created widespread confusion as most people understood that
| the final version of Windows 7 would be released next year, much earlier than
| expected. However, since this was Gates talking, and with all the fuss
| concerning Vista's failure on the market, people started wondering whether
| Microsoft changed its plans and wants to speed up the release of Windows 7,
| the next operating system from the Redmond company, due to replace Vista.    
| However, a Microsoft spokesman told CNN that in fact the industry veteran was
| talking about alpha or beta versions, as it usually happens, and not the
| final product.  


Microsoft : Windows 7 still in planning stage and will take approximately 3
years to develop.

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| January 26th, 2008. Looks like Microsoft is NOT planning to release Windows 7
| in 2009. Microsoft's official response, by an email dated 26th January, 2008,
| to WinVistaClub states that Windows 7 is still in the planning stage and will
| take approximately 3 years to develop.

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