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By now, everyone has heard how Microsoft plans to release the next Windows client OS, Windows 7, in 2010. But what the company is not making clear is what new features the OS will have, a topic that has become fodder for educated Windows 7 speculation.

Analysts said Microsoft probably is keeping tight-lipped about what Windows 7 will look like because at this point, company engineers and executives don't even know.

"They don't want to commit because they don't have a good idea what's in it," said Michael Silver, an analyst with Gartner. "We're three years out, so you can't really expect that much detail."

Michael Cherry, an analyst with Directions on Microsoft, said that with so many people still in the midst of upgrading to the latest client OS, Windows Vista, he's hesitant to speculate on what might be in the next OS. "We barely know the features of the one we just got," he said with a laugh.

That said, Cherry is expecting less "earth-shattering" new features than improvements on some of the new ones found in Windows Vista, such as the Bitlocker encryption feature, which is currently hard for the average PC user to navigate.

"You have to partition your hard drive and do a bunch of things, and you can only really today protect one drive, whereas many machines have more than one," he said.

Cherry also pointed to a common hardware performance problem many users face because of Vista's "very large footprint." "It's one of the things they might want to address -- hardware utilization and performance," he said. "It's hard to put a big wrapper around that; it just needs to be better."

One Microsoft executive gave a slight hint about what might turn up in Windows 7 earlier this year at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. Ben Fathi, corporate vice president of development with Microsoft's Windows Core Operating System Division, said in an interview that a "fundamental piece of enabling technology," such as a hypervisor or a drastic change in the user interface, would likely turn up in Windows 7.

Fathi also said at RSA in February that Microsoft was in the middle of the planning process for Windows 7's features and would know more over the next few months, which suggests the company now has a good idea what the OS will look like but is declining to disclose that information...
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If going from 95 > 98 > 2000 has anything to with it, then the same as vista.
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Hopefully its something from the ground up or at least partially from scratch.
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Yes hopefully, an OS more secure, organized, and VERY user-friendly. But i WISH it has a different anti-virus program than Vista, something like Kaspersky.
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Yes hopefully, an OS more secure, organized, and VERY user-friendly. But i WISH it has a different anti-virus program than Vista, something like Kaspersky.
Sounds like your describing vista lol.

Will be nice to know what extra features Windows 7 holds.
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Would be nice if they could build a core/kernel thats a hell of a lot more virus resistant. It might happen....
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Would be nice if they could build a core/kernel thats a hell of a lot more virus resistant. It might happen....
They want everything to be backwards compatible so that is not going to happen.
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I just hope it doesn't take much RAM to run it in it's best settings like when using Aero. However, by then i think 1GB will be standard on computers, because before computers came only with 256mb and now 512mb (standard manufacturers).

But us enthusiast always try to stay on top of our game with our hardware (yes yes i know, my sig isn't that great. But that because i was on a long vacation from my hobby)
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Simply "windows 7?" Kinda reminds me of how Fedora dropped the "Core" name and made it simply "Fedora 7."
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an OS more secure, organized, and VERY user-friendly.
And a hard wired back door directing your activity straight to the NSA's central servers.

Whooo!

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