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Old 09-23-08, 10:11 PM   #1
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In fact, at least one Microsoftie, speaking off the record during my trip to Redmond last week, explained that Windows 7, in many ways, would simply be Vista SP2. From a compatibility standpoint, all the work Microsoft is doing will show up in Vista first and will work identically in Windows 7. It's not changing the underlying platform at all, so if a hardware device or software application works on Vista, it will work fine on 7 as well.
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Old 09-23-08, 10:49 PM   #2
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Seems that would send a message that upgrading to Windows 7 isn't really essential.
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Old 09-24-08, 12:34 AM   #3
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Seems that would send a message that upgrading to Windows 7 isn't really essential.
i think it's supposed to send the message that we wont have the XP to Vista compatibility problems we had at first.

this transition should be similar to the windows 2000 to windows XP transition.
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Old 09-29-08, 05:09 PM   #4
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Win7 == Vista SP2??

mostly yes.

the core is Vista, with some tweaks. MS admits that.
same core, same driver model, same security model (mostly),, same, same ,same

Adding multi-touch support. (maybe in 2-4 years I'll care)
Direct-x 11??

The most obvious difference is MS is removing a lot of their little used bloatware.
Outlook express, movie maker, and other seldom used stuff will be removed.
IE8? probably, as IE8 is scheduled for end of 08, W7 for mid/late Q2-09 (maybe)

Similar to any removed apps, will have updates available on MS-Live. (I'll use alternatives personally)


There are many questions outstanding.
Will Win7 now require a MS-Live account? (Is this a new anti-piracy tactic?)

There are indications that MS will release a beta to the MS developer conference in late October.

The boards will be lit up with reviews in a month, or so.

2 major questions remain unanswered.

1) Will any major dropped Vista features be included (the rumored new file system, ...)?
2) Will the licensing/packaging be easier to understand. (didn't Vista originally have 11-13 packages for the US alone?) Will the pricing be easier to swallow?
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MS is getting more and more retarded.
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Retarded like a fox!
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Old 09-29-08, 05:32 PM   #7
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Yet another reason i love OSX
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Yet another reason i love OSX
just like all the rest of 5% computer users in the world
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Old 09-29-08, 07:27 PM   #9
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Default Re: Windows 7 = Windows Vista Sp2?

when and if linux ever gets better options for gaming major racibg games an other big titles ill consider it

i had suse somethin 3 years ago i liked linux fot its stability and less virus attacked.

but windows is still needed for serious gaminf too bad
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Old 09-29-08, 08:58 PM   #10
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I'm gonna get Windows 7 and pass down my Vista to my mom and finally be rid of XP.

That means I'll need to buy the full retail though. Better start saving lol
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Old 09-29-08, 09:12 PM   #11
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Wow, bold move to charge for Vista SP2 - whoops, I mean - Windows 7. MS gets worse morally in my eyes everyday. Glad I wasn't an early adoptor of it
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Old 09-29-08, 09:35 PM   #12
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I hope:

1) There aren't a million versions, or however they decide to do this, they don't make it freakin' complicated. ONE version is more than enough. Simple. Adequate.

2) They don't come out with some random pricing scheme...
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