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Windows 7 ?? or whatever they wind up naming it.

By Oz_Media ·
Today, I a torrent channel, there is already a download for Windows 7 Build6519 M1, though this is just a copy of the early build shown at a conference in January, it shows that even three years ahead of eth projected release date, MS is looking forward already.

I know many people are HOPING this will be a 'solve all' OS so that they can jump from WinXP to Win7 (or whatever they end up calling it), but do they REALLY expect a new flavour of Windows to be SO fantastic that they will jump on it?

Vista is far better than XP was on its release date and offers some great feature additions,and is more stable but STILL people are slamming it as useless though.

What makes them think that Win7 will be any different?

Won't Vista be the ultimate system when 7 is released?

Microsoft says:
More secure.

Windows 7 will include improved security and legislative compliance functionality. Data protection and management will be extended to peripheral devices. Windows 7 will advance role-based computing scenarios and user-account management, and bridge the inherent conflicts between data protection and robust collaboration. It will also enable enterprise-wide data protection and permissions.

Better connected.

Windows 7 will further enable the mobile workforce. It will deliver anywhere, anytime, any device access to data and applications. It will enable a robust ad-hoc collaboration experience. Wireless connectivity, management and security functionality will be expanded. The performance and functionality of current and emerging mobile hardware will be optimized. The multiple device sync, management and data protection capabilities in Windows will be extended. Finally, Windows 7 will enable flexible computing infrastructures including rich, thin and network-centric models.

Lower cost.

Windows 7 will help businesses optimize their desktop infrastructure. It will enable seamless OS, application and data migration, and simplified PC provisioning and upgrading. It will further efforts towards non-disruptive application updating and patching. Windows 7 will include improved hardware- and software-based virtualization experiences. And it will expand the PC self-help and IT Pro problem resolution diagnostics in Windows.

Does anyone believe them?

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Question is....

by dawgit In reply to Windows 7 ?? or whatever ...

Will this be the next step to 'smart' terminals? I know Microsoft had talked of going to terminals with terminal servers for some time, then got quite about it. With the Web 2.0 hype going about, and 'rich' web applications wanting to become the norm, I've got a funny feeling Win7 is going be great for some, and a dissapointment to others. (me for example) -d

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it's MS's next step...

by jck In reply to Question is....

toward Ballmer's original vision..."Hailstorm"...or as they call it now: software as a service.

MS wants cross-platform execution of their Office suite and then they can sell it to small businesses as usage plans over the internet.

Of course, I can't wait to see how bad that slows down the internet...1 in every 300 small companies leasing the software for their end-users over the internet.

Just a shame.

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Everything listed here SHOULD BE

by The Scummy One In reply to Windows 7 ?? or whatever ...

in Vista, or Vista updates.

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