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Windows 7: Windows 7: What does ‘feature complete’ mean?


30 Dec 2008   #1

 
Windows 7: What does ‘feature complete’ mean?

Last fall, when Microsoft officially took the wraps off Milestone 3 of Windows 7, company execs told testers that a true, feature-complete Windows 7 release wouldn’t hit until Beta 1.

Now that Beta 1 — which the Windows team built on December 12, 2008 — has started leaking on torrents and is poised to make its public debut at the Consumer Electronics show, it’s time to revisit that “feature-complete” promise.
Many individuals who’ve downloaded Build 6.1.7000.0.081212-1400 have noted that the Beta 1 build is solid but also somewhat boring. It seems to offer little beyond the Milestone 3 build, they’ve said.

That’s not too surprising, given the Windows team’s post-Vista mission of making Windows 7 the operating system that Vista should have been. It needs to be smaller, tighter and faster. If it also includes some eye candy, like Ribbon menus and touch-screen support, great. But from all accounts, it isn’t supposed to be a radical departure from Vista (even though the Redmondians are continuing to tag it as a “major” new release).





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30 Dec 2008   #2
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From the last paragraph in the article.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mary-Jo Foley
What do others out there who’ve mysteriously gotten their hands on the Beta 1 build think of it so far?
All she has to do is come to Windows 7 Forums and ask us!......Here we are Mary-Jo!









Later Ted
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31 Dec 2008   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
From the last paragraph in the article.



All she has to do is come to Windows 7 Forums and ask us!......Here we are Mary-Jo!

Later Ted
How do you know where they got them from Ted, are you psykik or something?

Norm
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31 Dec 2008   #4
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NormCameron View Post
How do you know where they got them from Ted, are you psykik or something?

Norm
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Later Ted
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31 Dec 2008   #5

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

I'd bet there are more people watching this place than you suspect.

Gary
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31 Dec 2008   #6
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W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
I'd bet there are more people watching this place than you suspect.
Of course; we're the only game in town!












Later Ted
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31 Dec 2008   #7

 

It's not only a matter of that - we have a large conglomeration of folks who are not only using it but can provide good, detailed information on what works, what doesn't, workarounds and even flat-out failures in the OS. Dave's and my tweaks for improving the WEI score (and performance) as well as The numerous tutorials already here, *plus* the willingness of all of us to help a fellow out when in need, all point to the fact that we are delving into the OS hardcore - it's not just a scenario where we install and then surf the net all day - we install multiple apps, verify which apps are working correctly, which need some tweaking, which do not work at all, and the types of hardware being used to test is a lot larger than most people realize - not all of us are trying thins on brand spanking new machines - though my primary machine is a beast, I also have Windows 7 now running on the same machine I beta tested and then installed my first final RTM copy of Vista on.

This one repository of users and troubleshooters alone is a vast source of knowledge for M$ - I cannot in honesty say we're the *only* game in town - but we're rapidly approaching a status that shows that we *are* ahead of the curve and will continue to keep pushing the envelope in order to learn this OS and its nuances and such well ahead of other places and other users.
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31 Dec 2008   #8
Joe

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
It's not only a matter of that - we have a large conglomeration of folks who are not only using it but can provide good, detailed information on what works, what doesn't, workarounds and even flat-out failures in the OS. Dave's and my tweaks for improving the WEI score (and performance) as well as The numerous tutorials already here, *plus* the willingness of all of us to help a fellow out when in need, all point to the fact that we are delving into the OS hardcore - it's not just a scenario where we install and then surf the net all day - we install multiple apps, verify which apps are working correctly, which need some tweaking, which do not work at all, and the types of hardware being used to test is a lot larger than most people realize - not all of us are trying thins on brand spanking new machines - though my primary machine is a beast, I also have Windows 7 now running on the same machine I beta tested and then installed my first final RTM copy of Vista on.

This one repository of users and troubleshooters alone is a vast source of knowledge for M$ - I cannot in honesty say we're the *only* game in town - but we're rapidly approaching a status that shows that we *are* ahead of the curve and will continue to keep pushing the envelope in order to learn this OS and its nuances and such well ahead of other places and other users.
Couldn't have said it better myself. Worthy of a quoted post (at least )
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31 Dec 2008   #9

 

Thanks m8t!
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31 Dec 2008   #10

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
It's not only a matter of that - we have a large conglomeration of folks who are not only using it but can provide good, detailed information on what works, what doesn't, workarounds and even flat-out failures in the OS. Dave's and my tweaks for improving the WEI score (and performance) as well as The numerous tutorials already here, *plus* the willingness of all of us to help a fellow out when in need, all point to the fact that we are delving into the OS hardcore - it's not just a scenario where we install and then surf the net all day - we install multiple apps, verify which apps are working correctly, which need some tweaking, which do not work at all, and the types of hardware being used to test is a lot larger than most people realize - not all of us are trying thins on brand spanking new machines - though my primary machine is a beast, I also have Windows 7 now running on the same machine I beta tested and then installed my first final RTM copy of Vista on.

This one repository of users and troubleshooters alone is a vast source of knowledge for M$ - I cannot in honesty say we're the *only* game in town - but we're rapidly approaching a status that shows that we *are* ahead of the curve and will continue to keep pushing the envelope in order to learn this OS and its nuances and such well ahead of other places and other users.
Very true and Very well put.

Gary
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