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Windows 7: Microsoft's Abandoned Ideas For Windows 7

24 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 
Microsoft's Abandoned Ideas For Windows 7

Microsoft's Abandoned Ideas For Windows 7


Microsoft's (MSFT) upcoming Windows 7, widely expected to debut later this year, is already being hailed as a well-performing, competent, if conservative release. Think of Windows 7 as something like Windows 98 -- it does what its predecessor should have done without introducing any major changes.
But that doesn't mean Microsoft wasn't considering some radical ideas during the Windows 7 design process. Techradar went to Microsoft's MIX conference in Vegas earlier this month, and comes back with some early ideas for Windows 7 we're largely glad didn't make it into the final cut.


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Microsoft's Abandoned Ideas For Windows 7

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24 Mar 2009   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Thanks Barman 58,

there is a link on that page to this :

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Vista foundation hasn't gone away—if you couldn't stand Vista's UI (whether it's because you didn't like Explorer, Aero, Control Panel, UAC, or anything else), Windows 7 is unlikely to do much to help, as it builds on the same UI. If Vista's hardware demands were too steep, Windows 7 will likely cause you the same grief, as its hardware demands match. And if Vista didn't work with a program or device you need to use, Windows 7 will offer no salvation, as its compatibility is virtually identical.
Deep inside the Windows 7 Public Beta: an in-depth tour - Ars Technica

That's fine by me - I like Vista.
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24 Mar 2009   #3

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Thanks, some nice ideas on the drawing board.
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24 Mar 2009   #4

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
That's fine by me - I like Vista.
+1 Vista works great for me.
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24 Mar 2009   #5

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
+1 Vista works great for me.
Yeah I agree.

I never understood why everyone hated it so much. I only noticed it was kind of crappy when people tried to upgrade to it from a 5+ year old computer...
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24 Mar 2009   #6

 
 

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This idea reminds us of the "bat signal." Na na na na na na na na... WINDOWS!
I want it it! That would make an awesome animation!
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24 Mar 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) dual boot with Fedora KDE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
I want it it! That would make an awesome animation!

Lol! if u want it that bad, maximize and minimize windows very fast and voila!



Just kidding! BTW it was awesome to see the ideas portrayed there.

Thanks for the news, Barman58!
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24 Mar 2009   #8

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adamd View Post
Yeah I agree.

I never understood why everyone hated it so much. I only noticed it was kind of crappy when people tried to upgrade to it from a 5+ year old computer...
Hi there -- please don't read this post as being aggressive -- not meant to be --merely "informative" --at least I hope it is.

This topic has been repeated "ad Nauseam" -- two main issues why vista didn't work originally -- not necessarily 100% Microsoft's fault but MS wasn't guiltless either.

1) Vista was released too early and was pre-installed on unsuitable hardware.

2) Computers got into the habit of being delivered without the VISTA install disk -- retail or OEM version.

Now if you've ever bought a computer from a store you know that there's so much crap and adware installed on it you want to do a clean install and start again to get rid of all the junk.

Also you couldn't optimise the OS because if you needed to re-install it all you had was the manufacturers recovery disk -- which if it worked at all would then re-install all te original crap and adware on it.

Now a few years later the hardware is better and SP1 (and SP2) are out there so VISTA will run better -- however the damage has already been done so MS needs a new product which will run more "leanly" on a wide range of hardware.

There weren't many "Upgraders" to VISTA who had older hardware and found XP running very nicely. Some but not a significant number -- and these people had proper install disks so they could adjust their systems properly.


Cheers
jimbo
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24 Mar 2009   #9

Windows 7 7068
 
 

i liked the idea of the batman effect haha,

they should have something like on apple where all windows spread on the screen so you can select one
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25 Mar 2009   #10

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quantum View Post
i liked the idea of the batman effect haha,

they should have something like on apple where all windows spread on the screen so you can select one
Window key and Tab does a decent job for that!
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