Originally Posted by thedarklordjay
I was looking into this whole Windows 7 nonsense, just wondering if im completly wrong here but...
Is it just vista with lower hardware requirements and a few new features?
It may look like vista in the early screens but it's far from it. The whole kernel is being re-written for Windows 7 to make it smaller, faster, more efficient, and more secure. They've been using the same kernel in modified versions for a long time now and it's getting bloated and unstable (to a degree). You can see this with the massive footprint that Vista uses and how it has been just getting bigger and bigger with each incarnation of Windows.
So again, Windows 7 will NOT be just vista with lower hardware requirements and a few new features, it will be a totally re-worked and re-written OS.
One downside to this re-code is that there will NOT be any backwards compatibility with software as the kernel structure will be entirely different.
Hope that answers your question!
edit: as Dawlish7 mentioned, I have heard tell as well of some hairbrained money making scheme that M$ will be implementing with 7 and even the possibility of requiring a subscription to Windows to be able to use it. If this absurdity is the case then I might suck it up and learn how to use Linux, i mean, it can't be THAT hard lol.Edited by GANDALFtheGREY - 5/29/08 at 6:19am