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My take on Windows 7


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When Mac OS X 10.5 was released they claimed it had 300 new features, I wonder if Windows 7 will have that many but here's a list of how many they've got at the moment.

New Technologies

#1 DirectX 11

#2 WinMin - New Windows Core Kernel

#3 WDDM 1.1

#4 Direct3D 11

#5 Desktop Window Manager

#6 Direct2D and DirectWrite

#7 NDIS 6.20

#8 DirectX Video Acceleration-High Definition (DXVA-HD)

#9 AVCHD camera support and Universal Video Class 1.1

#10 Protected Broadcast Driver Architecture (PBDA) for TV tuner cards

#11 Bluetooth audio stack

#12 Support for up to 256 logical processors

#13 VHD Support

#14 New Fonts, for example Gabriola, etc.

Security

#15 Windows Solution Centre

#16 Bitlocker to Go

#17 AppLocker

Management Features

#18 PowerShell 2.0

#19 DirectAccess

#20 BranchCache

#21 Support for Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC)

#22 Device Stage

#23 Feedback Tool

Interface

#24 SuperBar

#25 Desktop Peek

#26 Pin / Unpin Shortcuts

#27 Jump List

#28 Ribbon Interface

Internet Explorer 8

#29 Accelerators

#30 InPrivate

#31 WebSlices

#32 Smart Screen

#33 Settings Backup using Windows Live

Multimedia Updates

#34 Media Centre Gadget

#35 Improved File Format Aupport: - MP4, MOV, 3GP, AVCHD, ADTS, M4A, and WTV

#36 Improved Media Codec Support: - H.264, MPEG4-SP, ASP/DivX/Xvid, MJPEG, DV, AAC-LC, LPCM, AAC-HE

Other Features

#37 Built-in XPS Support

#38 Desktop Slide

This might not look good but remember it's only a Alpha really. Also when Apple announced 300 new features 6 of them where screensavers and some were not features of Apple's just claims and I quote "Fastest Browser in the World". Get real Apple your Apple is the second slowest based of Sunspider Tests I did on my computers.

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From what I've heard so far. Windows 7 will be one very good OS. But no matter, we'll still have to wait for a lot of vendors to aquire new and updated drivers..

Good news from the front on that one, for a piece of hardware to receive a Vista Compatible logo Microsoft insists (has made compulsory) that it has to run on Windows 7, this new policy has been in effect for a few months now.

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sounds good.

lets see what else they put in...

and i bet computer specs have to be high! 2GB RAM for vista.... could be 3 or even 4GB RAM for Windows 7

btw is there a beta out??? (for windows 7)

Beta - December Q4 2008 - Q1 2009

Release Candidate - Q2 2009 - Q3 2009

RTM - Q4 2009 - Q1 2010

Hope that answers your question.

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  • 4 months later...

I like all functions of Windows Vista prepared, but i am in shock that something like Windows 7 prepared- Device Stage, Superbar, JUMPLISTS, Core and Kernel optimizations and other "fun"..Like i said, i am happy with Vista(ok taking many resources, but you should know, Win7 is based on Vista Core (6.1) and for those optimizations, which MS maded is for better User Experience, not for the flight-performance* ) and Windows , but MS give more better OS, if they know what WE(users) needed- I saw in Windows 7 site "Over the past few years, you've asked us to make some changes to Windows. We listened closely. Now it's time to share an early look at how we've used your feedback. Windows 7 is faster, more reliable, and makes it easier to do what you want....." And yes, they were listened CLOSELY!

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  • 5 months later...

sounds good.

lets see what else they put in...

and i bet computer specs have to be high! 2GB RAM for vista.... could be 3 or even 4GB RAM for Windows 7

btw is there a beta out??? (for windows 7)

Check out my post in the "What do you think of Windows 7" thread,it may be helpful.

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