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Old 04-26-09, 12:31 PM   #1
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This is very interesting post:
http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/xp_mode_pre_shots.asp

Windows 7 will contain license and installation files for virtualized Windows XP (via modified Virtual PC) , including "unity mode" known from VMware Workstation.

You will be able to run Windows 7 apps and Windows XP apps side by side, without paying for VMware and/or XP license:

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Just read about this on Gizmodo. I'm honestly really surprised at the latest build of Windows 7, some really cool features. It looks like M$ may finally redeemed themselves of Vista after all!
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Old 04-26-09, 01:43 PM   #3
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So Vmware isn't free at all, thoought so which sucks since their others free.

This is good for those of us who use older software like quickbooks or lotus.
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Old 04-26-09, 01:54 PM   #4
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I am working on a vmware certification thinger. It SHOULD get me free software

Or not Have to complete the training first
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Old 04-26-09, 02:02 PM   #5
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So Vmware isn't free at all
VMware Player is free, Workstation (which I use daily) is not.

Anyway, this is big step - virtualization made (really) easy for everybody.

And I like this idea very much - Microsoft will not have to carry older Windows versions compatibility burden, meaning better, cleaner, and faster OS for all "Win-7 compatible" apps.
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I hate to admit it, but 7 is going to be a god send to the OS community.

There hasent been anything as robust as this since the ME 2k days going to XP from 98.

I shook a stick at Vista when it came out gave it some rev, buyt this is going to be A in this kings book.
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This is very interesting post:
http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/xp_mode_pre_shots.asp

Windows 7 will contain license and installation files for virtualized Windows XP (via modified Virtual PC) , including "unity mode" known from VMware Workstation.

You will be able to run Windows 7 apps and Windows XP apps side by side, without paying for VMware and/or XP license:
where did you read that? I hard that it will be a seperate download, it will not be included when you buy windows 7. It will be free, but you will have to download it seperatly for MS.
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I can't wait for Windows 7, this is going to be awesome.
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As of right now, it appears the XP compatibility mode won’t come in the box with Windows 7. Instead, it will be made available as a free download for users with the professional, enterprise, or ultimate versions of Windows 7.
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Just read about this on Gizmodo. I'm honestly really surprised at the latest build of Windows 7, some really cool features. It looks like M$ may finally redeemed themselves of Vista after all!
Isn't it obvious Vista was a stepping stone towards Win 7?

I mean, Windows 7 still has the Vista framework. It's just modified to run a lot better on a wider range of hardware.
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Vista Second Edition basically.

best clue is the is Server OS.

Server 2008 based on Vista Sp1
Server 2008 R2 based on Windows 7

They basically had to change the name for consumer level OS because of rather lower intelegence of general consumers, and initial bad publicity around vista.
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Old 04-27-09, 01:54 AM   #12
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Vista Second Edition basically.

best clue is the is Server OS.

Server 2008 based on Vista Sp1
Server 2008 R2 based on Windows 7

They basically had to change the name for consumer level OS because of rather lower intelegence of general consumers, and initial bad publicity around vista.
That's a shame. Vista's bad rep is not deserved imo.

Isn't Win 7 actually Windows 6.1?
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